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PEG Pioneers, The New PEG Center 
President Tyson To Retire 



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Winter 2003 



GEORGE GRAVES ggraves@mbc edu 

Art Director 
GRETCHEN NEWMAN gnewman@mbc edu 

Assrslant Editor 
SHERRY R, COX '99 scox@mbC-edu 

K^X-^ i lv-^lO.-1/i 

Immediately after the 
announcement in October 
about my intention to retire in 
June, a colleague asked me 
what I am going to do. I 
replied, "I shall be at work as 
usual tomorrow morning." 

When I spoke to the assem- 
bled college that afternoon, I 
said that together we must keep 
working hard and keep moving 
forward. As I wrote to you, I am 
very confident about the future. 
What we at Mary Baldwin must 
do now is to keep our eye on the 
goals of this year — I feel very 
strongly about that. That is our 
work, and we must not become 
distracted from it for any reason 
at all. The college must be our 
collective first concern. 

Every year, we assess cur- 
rent needs and opportunities 
and in this way define what we 
call our major institutional 
thrusts — those areas, beyond 
the daily business of running the 
college, on which we must focus 
our energy and expertise. At the 
end of every year, we measure 
our accomplishments against 
those goals. 

Here are some of the tasks 
we are pursuing: 

In the academic arena, we 
are working hard on a review 
of general education, or the 
core curricular requirements 

that a student needs for gradu- 
ation regardless of major. That 
is an enormously important 
piece of educational business. 
The faculty, of course, is at the 
center of this effort, and staff 
and students are involved as 
well. By the end of this year we 
must have some very clear 
ideas as to whether, how, and 
to what extent we should revise 
general education at Mary 
Baldwin College to serve our 
students best in coming years. 

We are developing a specific 
curriculum for a master of arts 
degree in counseling psychology, 
and we must complete it. Also, 
we are working on a proposal 
and feasibility study for a master's 
degree in applied leadership and 
management — a most exciting 
prospect for this college. A 
large slice of that work must be 
completed this year. Both of 
these graduate programs build 
on traditional undergraduate 
strengths, and both are impor- 
tant components of Mary 
Baldwin's long-term strategic 
plan to expand through devel- 
opment of graduate and adult 
programs while maintaining 
the number of young women in 
our on-campus undergraduate 

Some of Mary Baldwin's 
existing programs deserve addi- 
tional promotion. For instance, 
we must refine our marketing 
strategies for the master of letters 
and master of fine arts in 
Shakespeare and Renaissance 
literature in performance. Only 
in its second year, that program 
now draws the majority of its 
students from out of state, 
showing us that it truly has wide 
appeal. It has so much potential! 
We must work to make it as 
good as it can possibly be, and 
that means we need to garner a 
national reputation for this 
unique graduate program. 

We are refining our market- 
ing also for the master of arts in 
teaching. Not enough people 
know how good and how inno- 
vative it is. We have recently 
added a new concentration in 
teaching exceptional students, 
giving us an opportunity to get 
the word out. 

This is an ambitious acade- 
mic agenda for one year — and 
there are several other initiatives. 

The campus environment 
for our resident undergradu- 
ates remains a crucial focus for 
us. We have built the new 
headquarters for the Program 
for the Exceptionally Gifted, 
which this year enjoyed record 
enrollment, and its students 
moved in recently. That is a 
historic and mammoth project, 
as you can see elsewhere in 
this magazine. I am very proud 
of what we have provided our 
PEG students. 

Technology, too, is 
tremendously important. It is 
also a perennial challenge. 
Two of the most pressing 
issues we are addressing this 
year are connecting the main 
campus and our regional cen- 
ters, and replacing outdated 
software in our computer labo- 
ratories. And, as always, we 
seek ways to streamline our 
work with the aid of technolo- 
gy, helping our administrators 
become ever more effective 
and efficient. 

Student recruitment is never 
off the annual agenda. As we do 
every year, we have specific 
goals in enrollment for each pro- 
gram. We intend to meet those 
goals; so far, the indicators are 
very good. I am committed to 
handing over to the next presi- 
dent a secure and strong 
enrollment as well as a balanced 
budget. We are going to shine 
this year, ready to welcome our 
new president. 


Gena Adams '89 

Alrce R Araujo 

Brenda L, Bryant 

Jeffrey L. Buller 

Sherry R, Cox '99 

Lynn Grilrland '80 

George Graves 

Carole Grove 

Drane Kent 

Gretchen Newman 

Lydra J Petersson 

Judrtfi L- Shuey 

Frank R Southenngton 

Kathleen A, Stinehart 

Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 

The Mary Baldwrn College 
Magazine is publrshed three 
times a year by the 
Office of College Relations, 
Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton. VA 24401 
© 2003 All rights reserved, 

Mary Baldwin College does not 
discriminate on the basis of sex 
(except that men are admitted only 
as ADR and graduate students), 
race, national origin, color, age, 
disability or sexual orientation in its 
educational programs, admissions, 
co-curricular or other activities, and 
employment practices. Inquiries 
may be directed to the Vice 
President for Business and Finance, 
PC Box 1500, Mary Baldwin 
College, Staunton, VA 24402; 
phone, 540-887-7175 

Fund raising is never off 
Mary Baldwin's agenda, either. 
We must increase annual giving, 
raise money for particular pro- 
jects like the PEG building and 
the Shakespeare program, and, 
of course, for the endowment. 

Believe me, this is a formi- 
dable agenda for any college in 
any given year. We are hard- 
working people here, and I am 
confident that, as in the past, 
we shall meet all of our goals 
this year. 

So, how am I spending my 
year? Very busily, working 
alongside my colleagues to 
develop the continuing strength 
of Mary Baldwin College. 

On the cover 

Students in Mary 
Baldwin's Program for 
the Exceptionally Gifted 
pose proudly in front of 
their new center on 
campus oni a chilly 
winter evening. 

Page 14. 

Phata by Ian Bradshaw 

2 Yes, It's True; President Tyson To Retire 

4 New Endowed Scholarship Willi Benefit IVIAT Students 

5 Outreach Dean StinehartTo Retire at Year's End 

7 Giles Block: IVlaster of Words (And These Are Some Words) 

7 New Shakespeare Program Garners Funding, Students 

8 Anthropologist Bateson; How To IVIake More of Longer Lives 

9 A Call to Public Service IVlarks Founders Day 
1 MBCrThe Students' View 

1 1 Two Decades of Flowers, Thanks to Mabel Hirschbiel 

1 1 Bunnese Student Seeks Democracy for Her Country 

1 3 Andrea Cornett-Scott Named Dean of Afhcan-Amencan and Multicultural Affairs 

13 VWIL Student Soars in Colorado 

1 4 PEG Pioneers: Nearly Two Decades Later 

1 7 Students, Staff Settle into New Center 

1 8 Finally, the Fit Is Right 

1 9 Store Owner Dies at Age 65 

2 Run, Squfn-els, Run 

2 1 Campus Sledding Accident Claims Life of Cross-Country Captain Grace Brooks 

4 4 Hines Phoenix '77, Hohn Create Endowments for Art, Study Abroad 

4 5 Prayers for OurTimes by Chaplain Patricia Hunt 


6 News in Brief 

1 2 Faculty and Staff Highlights 

2 2 Mary Baldwin College Gift Shop 
25 Alumnae/i News and Class Notes 
42 Alumnae/i in Action 

'I tell you frankly 
that I love Mary 
Baldwin College. I 
am retiring, but that 
does not mean my 
ties with all of you 
are severed. Those 
ties are secure and 
binding. I look for- 
ward to applauding 
your future successes 
and to helping in 
appropriate ways. 
And, of course, my. 
appreciation for all 
of you and for our 
work together will 
never diminish. 
Thank you for 1 8 
wonderful years.' 

— President Tyson 

Yes, It's True: 

President Tyson To Retire 

Bv Sherrv R. Cox '99 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

When Mary Baldwin 
College faculty and staff 
arrived at work October 
10, many found an e-mail from 
Michelle Fitzgerald, administrative 
assistant to the president. It stated 
simply that Claire "Yum" Lewis 
Arnold, chair of the Board of 
Trustees, would address the college 
at 4 p.m. that day. 

Some folks noted the gathering 
on their appointment books; others 
decided not to rearrange their sched- 
ules. After all, the campus grapevine 
was quiet. Promptly at 4, Arnold 
rose to the lectern in Francis 
Auditorium. By 4:01, she had 
dropped the bombshell: President 
Cyntliia H. Tyson will retire June 30. 

Latecomers missed the gasp. 
Only the stunned expressions and 
beginning sniffles of the assembled 
faculty, staff, and student leaders 
may have alerted them to the magni- 
tude and effect of the 

Arnold assured her audience 
that neither the president nor the 
college is in 
poor health. 
Rather, she 
said, the deci- 
sion comes 
because Tyson 
wants her suc- 
cessor in place 
well before the 
next round of 
begins in 2004. 
"As usual," Arnold said, "her rea- 
soning is selfless." 

"Mary Baldwin College is doing 
well because President Tyson has 
spent nearly 18 years building upon 
the solid foundation of our 160- 
year-old college," she said. "Her 
administration has been marked by 
excellence in academics, sound busi- 
ness principles, and an 
entrepreneurial spirit." 

Continued Arnold, "We will 
proceed in the practical matter of 
finding her successor. Please note 
that I have not said 'replacement,' 

for this is a natural time to evalu- 
ate where we are as an institution 
and to determine what set of 
attributes can best lead us through 
our next phases." Arnold lightened 
the mood momentarily when she 
said the college could not find 
another Tyson because "God 
threw the mold away!" 

Despite brief chuckles, it was a 
somber crowd that rose to its feet 
following Arnold's remarks to give 
Mary Baldwin's longest-serving 
president the first of two extended 
standing ovations. Tyson looked at 
the solemn expressions and quickly 
insisted that the audience "smile!" 

"I have grown in respect for 
everyone associated with the college. 
As an institution, Mary Baldwin 
College is vibrant, diverse, and 
focused. It is a place where impor- 
tant things get done, and done 

Tyson noted the "extraordinary 
energy," vitality, and creativity that 
she said guarantee MBC a bright 
future. "The college is poised to take 
the next step." 

"Vision and 
energy have char- 
acterized her 
leadership," said 
Roderic Owen, 
professor of phi- 
losophy and a 
former acting 
dean of the col- 
lege. "Rather 
than impose her 
own particular vision of MBC, she 
has worked so very hard to support 
and encourage each of us to con- 
tribute to a collective vision of who 
we are as college community and 
what we might become." 

Added Owen, "She has known 
how to be tough and demanding 
when it comes to decision-making 
processes while also knowing how 
to effectively delegate responsibility 
and how to be compassionate and 
generous when it comes to each of 
us as individuals. That is a very 
unusual combination in a leader." 

Tyson, he said, "understands 
what it means to lead by example. 
With stoic strength in the face of 
conflict, difficult decisions, and 
volatile situations, she maintained 
her dignity, compassion, and resolve 
— and, thereby, served as a model 
to each of us." 

An editorial in the Staunton 
Neivs Leader praised Tyson for 
"great strides" in strengthening the 
college and its ties to the city and 
surrounding area. Staunton City 
Manager C. Robert Stripling called 
Tyson "a very dynamic leader in the 
community." Staunton Council- 
woman Rita Wilson '82 noted that 
Tyson brought Mary Baldwin 
"down off the hill." 

Search Under Way 
For Next President 

A committee representing trustees, alum- 
nae/i, students, faculty, staff, and Staunton is 
working with consultants to conduct a nation- 
al search for Mary Baldwin College's next 
president, who is expected to be chosen this 
spring and take office July I.The committee 
will make a recommendation to the Board of 
Trustees, which hires the president. 

Chairing the committee is Louise R. 
McNamee 70, vice chair of the Board of 
Trustees. Other trustees: Claire "Yum" Lewis 
Arnold '69, Board ofTrustees chair; Beverly E. 
Bates '64, Elizabeth N. "Betsy" Mason '69; 
former president Samuel R. Spencer Jr; and 
Aremita R. Watson, mother of three Mary 
Baldwin graduates. 

Other committee members: Staunton 
businessman and former trustee P William 
"Bill" Moore Jr.; Leah Griffith '03, president 
of the Mary Baldwin Student Government 
Association; Anne McGovern, associate pro- 
fessor of French; Roderic Owen, professor of 
philosophy; and George Graves, the college's 
director of strategic communication. 

Assisting the committee are Barbara 
Taylor andTobie van derVorm of Academic 
Search Consultation Service, a nonprofit orga- 
nization that specializes in presidential 
searches for private liberal-arts institutions. 

More information about the search can 
be found on the Mary Baldwin Web site: 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

New Endowed Scholarship 
Will Benefit MAT Students 


'Her legacy will 

be not only the 


the scholarship 

will afford to 

others who, like 

her, want to 

become the best 

teacher possible, 

but also the 

inspiring story 

of her life and 

steadfast spirit.' 

Checks for the scholarship fund 
should be made out to Mary 
Baldwin College and sent to 
Martha Masters, Director of 
Capital Support and Gift 
Planning, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, VA 24401. Please 
indicate that the donation is for 
the Kitty Green and Hobart 
Jones MAT scholarship. 

For information about 
the scholarship, contact 
Carole C. Grove, director, MAT, 
540-887-7333, cgroveigmbcedu. 

Education — teaching as well as learning 
— always meant a lot to Kitty Green. She 
was so grateful for the opportunities she 
had, despite personal struggles, that she 
wanted to make sure others had the chance 
to succeed, too. 

Green, who left a remarkable business 
career to earn a master's in teaching at Mary 
Baldwin in 2000, taught all too briefly — at 
an elementary school in rural central 
Virginia. She died of ovarian cancer in 
November. Earlier last fall, with a commit- 
ment of $50,000, she and her husband, 
Hobart Jones, helped create the first 
endowed scholarship for MAT students: the 
Kitty Green and Hobart Jones Master of Arts 
in Teaching Scholarship for Inquiry Teaching 
and Cooperative Learning. Beth Roberts, for- 
mer MAT director and professor, and others 
associated with the program proposed the 
scholarship to honor Green. 

"We are very eager to help make this 
scholarship a success because Kitt)' embodied 
the very best ideals of the MAT program, 
especially inquiry teaching and service leader- 
ship," said Fay Kelle, who teaches in the 
MAT program at Mary Baldwin's Richmond, 
Virginia, center, and knew Green. 

Green said she and Jones decided to con- 
tribute a substantial sum "so that others can 
learn all the wonderful things I did and meet 
all the wonderful people in the MAT pro- 
gram." Green said she chose Mary Baldwin's 
MAT for its approach: asking and answering 
questions that cross disciplines and invite 
broad and deep exploration of significant 
subjects in a variety of ways. She said she 
thought the MAT program prepared her "to 
be the best teacher possible." 

The scholarship, to be awarded to those 
who demonstrate need and otherwise qualify', 
will be for one or more full-time MAT stu- 
dents who are changing careers and want to 
teach in elementary or middle school. 

Green grew up on welfare with her 
grandmother and sister. After earning an 
undergraduate degree and an MBA from 
Wake Forest Universiry, she helped start and 

Hobart Jones and Kitty Green 

run a company that became the world's 
largest coupon processor. It grew rapidly to 
employ 5,000, processing 100 million trans- 
actions a week. Green was also involved in 
the creation of another business, which 
encouraged new ventures. There, she began 
and participated in a volunteer tutoring pro- 
gram in schools. "I didn't know it then, but 
seeing the school system, struggling students, 
and teachers awakened a desire in me to 
work with children," she said. 

In 1 998, Green left business to pursue 
teaching. "I needed to satisfy my passion to 
give back and make a difference for chil- 
dren," she said. That she did, and more. 

Fellow MAT graduate Kim Olsen, 
who received the Henrico County, 
Virginia, First- Year Teacher of the Year 
Award for First Grade in 2001, recalled: 
"You couldn't help but look up to Kitty, 
even when we were students together. 
She's just that kind of person. We knew we 
could count on her to be our friend and 
leader, and she came through every time." 
Before she died. Green gave Olsen an 
abundance of teaching materials, which 
Olsen said she could not have afforded. 

In her last few months. Green told 
people: "Because of ill health, I got to 
teach for only two years. But I can say 
that that service has been the most 
rewarding of my life." 

The classroom in Orange, Virginia, 
proved to be one Green's biggest challenges. 

"Teaching is the hardest job I have ever 
had," she said, "because you can't fire a 
fourth-grader who doesn't do his work. You 
must find a way to motivate every student 
no matter what." 

Observed Kelle: "Her legacy will be 
not only the opportunities the scholarship 
will afford to others who, like her, want to 
become the best teacher possible, but also 
the inspiring story of her life and steadfast 
spirit." Green never gave up trying to live a 
full life. Until shortly before her death, she 
spoke publicly about her life and the impor- 
tance of education and teaching. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Outreach Dean Stinehart To Retire 

at Year's End 

Kathleen Stinehart, who, as 

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dean for academic outreach. 

more time to work with stu- 


has o\erseen growth in the 

dents. She impro\'ed and 


size and sophistication of 

expanded marketing and 


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communication, encouraged 



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Join us April 12 at MBC in Staunton 

for worlcshops, a lunclieon, 

and notable speai<ers. 

For more information, go to 
www. mbc. edu/mat. 

How's This for a Makeover? 

CaU it "Trading Spaces — MBC St^le." 

Two pairs of roominates in Tullidge Residence Hall — 
Ashlee Pair and Sarah Butler, and Brandi Allen and Regina 
Montes — won a drawing to have their rooms redecorated 
by senior art majors Anne Pontius and 
LaToria Giles. Taking inspiration from 
a popular television show on cable's 
The Learning Channel (TLC), Pontius 
and Giles consulted with the winners. 
Then, with help from other talented 
MBC students, they performed makeovers on a Saturday 
in January while the roommates briefly traded rooms to 
await the outcome. 

The project was ambitious. Besides rearranged furniture, 
it included custom bed spreads, rotating tabletop and book 
shelves — all made or assembled on the premises. MBC-T\' 
tikned the event for broadcast on campus. 


MBC Style 

Nikki Giovanni, 

a' ;. ■.=-;-.•. -.'-iinc poet and a p'ofessor 

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eccearance at Mary Bald\^^^ October 5. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 


news in brie" 

MBC Grad Cites Benefits 
Of Single-Sex Education 

When Eugenia E. Gratto '94 read an arti- 
cle in The Washington Post last fall about 
Hood College's going coed, she quickly 
responded with a letter to the editor that 
passionately defended single-sex educa- 
tion for women. 

Acknowledging that like too many 
young women she had "an anti-women's- 
coUege attitude" when she began looking 
at colleges, Gratto wrote that she was won 
over by "enthusiastic wooing by the Mary 
Baldwin admissions office, a substantial 
academic scholarship, and a school culture 
that encouraged participation in a wide 
range of extracurricular activities." 

"My women's college experience 
allowed me to flourish in a way I had not 
been able to at my high school," continued 
Gratto, who runs her own public-relations 
business in Arlington, Virginia, just outside 
Washington. At Mary Baldwin, she "took 
advantage of leadership opportunities that 
formed me into a much more well-round- 
ed woman. My time there better equipped 
me for the 'real world' that Hood board 
Chairman S. Deborah Jones said high 
school students look for in their college 
experience." Hood, in Frederick, 
Maryland, is a liberal arts college that has 
admitted women, primarily. 

In the letter published October 22 in 
The Post, Gratto wrote that graduates of 
the shrinking number of women's colleges 
bear some responsibility "for recruiting 
students and providing financial support." 
And she urged female high school stu- 
dents "to include a women's college — 
any women's college — on their list of 
schools under consideration." 

"Trust me, ladies," wrote Gratto. 
"There's no shortage of men to date or 
frat parties to attend at nearby schools. 
But there's no better place to build your- 
self a strong, powerful identity for the 
very coed real world." 

Physics Is Latest Minor 
At IVIary Baldwin 

The faculty has approved a new minor, in 
physics, which has been offered only as a 
major. Required courses include a seminar 
and instruction about electrical circuits. 

MBC Freshman Promotes 
Safe Driving Among Students 

Mary Baldwin freshman Rady Dudley 
knows it may not be the coolest thing to 
do, but she's pushing safe behavior 
among her peers — especially when it 
comes to driving. 

Dudley, from the Lynchburg, 
Virginia, area, has rapidly achieved a 
national profile through her expanding 
efforts and stirring words. In October, for 
her prominent role in Put the Brakes on 
Fatalities Day, she was featured on the 
Web site of the National Organizations 
for Youth Safety, a coalition of nonprofit 
organizations, government, and business- 
es ( She makes 
presentations in Virginia and other states. 

Dudley speaks about a high school 
friend who died in a crash just two days 
before graduation last June: "Our gradu- 
ation was not the normal high school 
graduation. Tears flowed from everyone 
there — students, faculty, and family. A 
chair in the graduating class remained 
empty with only a white rose occupying 
it. When one name was called, no one 
walked forward to receive a diploma. Yet 
everyone rose to recognize her." 

Dudley says she "took a tragedy that 
hit my high school, my community, and 
me so hard and made it a learning lesson 
for everyone I know." As a member of 
the Youth of Virginia Speak Out About 
Traffic Safety, she wants communities all 
over the state to have the resources, the 
people, and the program with the com- 
mon goal of saving lives. 

Most traffic accidents, says Dudley, 
"are predictable and preventable, and yet 
every day they continue to claim the lives 
of so many young people." She asks stu- 
dents "to join me in my quest to speak 
out and save lives. Buckle up. Slow down. 
Pay attention. Drive sober." 

Virginia Governor Names 
Two at MBC to State Boards 

Jean M. Donovan, associate professor of 
health care administration and political 
science at Mary Baldwin, has been 
appointed to the State Board of Health in 
Virginia by Governor Mark R. Warner. 

The body guides policy and planning 
for the state Department of Health and 
advises the governor. 

Donovan, who has a master's in 
nursing and a doctorate in government, is 
a member of the Staunton City Council. 

Warner also appointed Nadia Kuley, 
director of counseling and psychological 

services at the college, to the Virginia 
Board of Psychology. That board deals 
with issues related to the practice of 
psychology in Virginia such as regula- 
tions, licensure, and investigations of 

Staff, Students Urge 
End to Cuts in Aid 

Mary Baldwin students and staff were 
prominent among those urging Virginia 
legislators to continue state funding for 
both the Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership and Tuition Assistance 
Grants, which help Virginia residents 
attend private colleges and universities. 
The efforts, including visits to the state 
Capitol in Richmond and e-mail appeals 
by MBC representatives, appear to have 
paid off. Funding for both programs is 
expected to continue. 

To cope with a shortfall in state rev- 
enue, Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner 
proposed ending state support for VWIL 
and Virginia Tech's cadet corps. The 
state already had trimmed support for 
VWIL, Tech's corps, and TAG. 

Mary Baldwin VWIL students told 
the General Assembly that the leader- 
ship program offered them a unique 
opportunity designed exclusively for 
women. Other students noted that TAG 
enabled them to consider all options for 
higher education and to choose what 
they thought was best for them. They 
stressed their desire to go to a small, lib- 
eral-arts institution where they would 
have the personal attention and sense of 
community important to their growth as 
students and people. 

Mary Baldwin enjoyed the backing 
of influential lawmakers and others as 
the General Assembly moved toward 
approving substantial appropriations. 

A Century of Service: 
Former Dean Marks 100 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell, dean of 
Mary Baldwin College in the early 
1930s, was feted by one of the coun- 
try's most influential public-television 
stations, Washington's WETA-TV, in 
December for turning 100 years old. 
And why not? Campbell founded 
Emmy-award winning WETA more 
than 40 years ago. 

The station has pioneered public- 
broadcasting programming, including 
"Washington Week in Review" and Ken 
Burns's epic documentary "The Civil 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

War." Campbell, with her late husband, 
the prominent lawyer Edmund Campbell, 
has been a leader in education and civic 
affairs. She has been honored with many 
awards and was profiled in a WETA doc- 
umentary, "Elizabeth Campbell: A 
Passion to Teach." 

Campbell remembers her time at 
Mary Baldwin as among the happiest of 
her long and productive life. 

The few who make it to age 100 are 
typically asked for a little advice. 
Campbell didn't disappoint. "Don't look 
backward or clutter up your life with 

regrets and resentments," she said. "Do 
not waste your energies fighting against 
that which cannot be changed. Live for 
today, and you will find life exciting, satis- 
fying, and rewarding. Put into your work 
all that you have of interest, enthusiasm, 
hope, faith, determination, and love." 


Giles Block: Master of Words 
(And These Are Some Words) 

Giles Block has a title like none other; 
master of words. The words are not 
just any words but the plays — their 
prose and verse — of William 

Block is one of several "mas- 
ters" at the reconstructed Globe 
theatre in London, where, as at 
Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, 
Shakespeare's plays are performed, 
in essential ways, as they were 400 
years ago. During the fall semester, 
he was among the latest visiting fac- 
ulty for a different type of master; 
Mary Baldwin's master's programs 
— master of letters and master of 
fine arts — in Shakespeare and 
Renaissance literature in perfor- 

As master of words. Block helps 
actors understand Shakespeare's 
text. He works with them on pacing 
and emphasis, on identifying and 
using the rhythms and rhymes. Once 
the actors have digested the words 

and developed a feel for presenting 
them naturally, audiences can better 
grasp language that may seem odd 
or unfamiliar at times. 

"We can't change the text," 
notes Block. "We don't understand 
by following every word. We under- 
stand through a spray of words." 

As Shakespeare matured in his 
writing, the poetry — the beat, the 
pulse — became less obvious, the 
lines spoken by characters seemingly 
more spontaneous. But Shakespeare 
still maintained a deep sense of 
structure to what he wrote, says 
Block, however subtle it became. 

A key part of notable produc- 
tions in England, the United States, 
and Japan over the years, Block has 
acted extensively, and he continues 
to direct plays. His ongoing explo- 
ration of Shakespeare's language is 
clearly a joy. "It kind of springs into 
life for me in a way that it didn't 
before," he says. 

New Shakespeare Program Garners Funding, Students 

In just its second year, Mary Baldwin 
College's unique master's degree pro- 
gram in Shakespeare and Renaissance 
literature in performance continues to 
draw considerable financial support and 
has more than doubled its enrollment, 
attracting students from all over the 

The Philadelphia-based E. Rhodes 
and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation has 
awarded Mary Baldwin $1.5 million over 
five years to underwrite its master of let- 
ters (M.Litt.) and master of fine arts 
(MFA). Each degree combines stagecraft 
and scholarship. 

And the family of Virginia Worth 
Gonder '39 has given the college 

$200,000 to endow a Shakespeare fel- 
lowship in theatre in her name. Frank R. 
Southerington, Oxford-educated profes- 
sor of English and director of the 
Shakespeare program, is the first 
Gonder fellow. 

Eleven new students from California, 
Florida, Ohio, and Oklahoma, among 
other states, enrolled for the fall semes- 
ter, joining six who returned. The new 
students' backgrounds vary widely; teach- 
ing, acting, marketing, and industry. 
Colleges attended include Swarthmore, 
Mount Holyoke, the University of 
California and Boise State University. 

Some students are recent gradu- 
ates. Others are embarking on new 

careers and vocations. Their ambitions 
are hardly the same. Some intend to 
teach, others to act, still others to read 
and develop scripts or otherwise work 
in the theatre. All welcomed the oppor- 
tunity to understand Shakespeare and 
his contemporaries in performance and 
in a rich context; historical, cultural, and 

The master's program is offered in 
partnership with Shenandoah 
Shakespeare and the professional act- 
ing company's Blackfriars Playhouse, 
the world's only re-creation of 
Shakespeare's indoor theatre, which 
also serves as classroom and laboratory 
for the students. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Anthropologist Bateson: 

How To Make More of Longer Lives 

By George Graves 

"There's more than one hfe in 
your Hfe," says anthropologist 
Mary Catherine Bateson, who last 
fall spoke to classes and delivered 
the sixth annual Smyth 
Leadership Lecture, established 
by former trustee H. Gordon 
Smyth and his wife, Mary Beth 
Reed Smyth '47. 

Longer life expectancy — up 
by more than 20 years for 
Americans since 
World War II — can 
mean a fuller life of 
learning and personal 
development, says 
Bateson, the daughter 
of noted anthropolo- 
gists Margaret Mead 
and Gregory Bateson. 
"We tend to think of 
longer life expectancy 
as something tacked 
onto the end. But these additional 
years are right in the middle of 
our lives. They're not like a room 
tacked onto a house but an atri- 
um opening up the middle." 

"We have more time than 
human beings have ever had," 
said Bateson, the Clarence J. 

Robinson Professor of 
Anthropology and English at 
George Mason University in 
Fairfax in northern Virginia. 

That time can be spent devel- 
oping new skills and interests, 
pursuing another career, or seeing 
more of the world. 

The author of a memoir 
about her parents among other 
well-received books, Bateson 
encouraged students to travel and 
explore other countries and cul- 
tures, respecting local customs. 

"When I was a kid, most of 
my friends hadn't heard of pizza 
or hummus or pita bread," she 
told students in a cultural anthro- 
pology class taught by Carrie B. 
Douglass, associate professor of 
anthropology and Spanish. "Look 
how rich we become by knowing 
our neighbors. Look at the choic- 
es that open up. Other cultures 
expand our imagination." 

Observed Bateson, a former 
Guggenheim Fellow: "In our 
world today, you have to deal 
with people from other parts of 
the world. You have a responsibil- 
ity as an American, as part of a 

powerful country, to understand 
other cultures. People who don't 
travel assume that what they do is 
natural and what other people do 
is perverse. Much of what we 
take for granted is actually 
learned: what to eat for breakfast, 
how food should taste, what love 
is, what romance is, what a bath- 
room is, how to raise children." 

Bateson, also a visiting pro- 
fessor at the Harvard Graduate 
School of Education, grew up 
with Daniel Metraux, professor 
of Asian studies at Mary Baldwin 
and the son of a prominent 
anthropologist, Alfred Metraux. 
Visiting one of Metraux's classes, 
she talked about the struggles 
that women in many countries, 
including some in Asia, face as 
they seek to share opportunities 
that men traditionally have 

"The challenge, the problem, 
is to find a way to say, 'No, the 
traditional role of women in my 
community is a distortion of the 
way it ought to be. I'm not reject- 
ing my tradition. I'm finding a 
truth in mv tradition that the male 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

scholars may have missed." 

In the United States, added 
Bateson, particularly in the 
South, "tradition can still be 
invoked in some circles to tell 
women to slow down." 

Among Bateson's other com- 
ments during her visit to campus: 

• Never break a date with a female 
friend to go out with a man. 
Friendships between women are 
important and need to be nour- 
ished. They can last a long time. 

• Live on your own for a while, 
as many young women do now. 
The strength of knowing you 
can cope if you have to is really 
important. Absorb the experi- 
ence of independence. 

• It's important to find time to 
reflect. You cannot learn from 
experience unless you reflect on 
your experience. It's the process of 
digesting experience that leads to 
learning — and that takes time. 
Find the time to reflect. If you 
walk, think while you walk. Turn 
off the radio in the car. We take 
less and less time for reflection. 
The result: bad decisions. 

• In most of the world, children 
really are raised by a village — 
not just two tired, anxious, 
quarreling parents. 

• The Iranian revolution showed 
that rights for women can be 
lost. Rights for women were 
seen as western, not as a deeper 
understanding of human rights 
for in Middle Eastern societies. 

• Most young people today have 
to educate their parents against 
strong biases. You can move 
parents only so far. You can't 
fully re-educate them. They've 
been running the water when 
they brush their teeth for a long, 
long time. 

• Exploring differences gives 
you a different sense of human 
feeling. Understanding that 
there are other ways to be 
human throughout the world 
helps us make choices about the 
future, to imagine a future that 
is not just an extension of the 
present. But you don't throw it 
all away because someone else 
does it differently. Rituals are 


A Call to Public Service 
Marks Founders Day 

Founders Day speaker M. Elizabeth 
Swope '66, U.S. consul general in 
Guadalajara, Me.xico, urged Mary Baldwin 
students to consider careers in public service, 
which, she said, they "might not have 
thought about" before the terrorist attacks 
September 11,2001. 

"I would be thrilled if some of you 
would choose the foreign service," said 
Swope, as she and her husband, Patrick 

Kennedy, did. Swope 
is the senior U.S. rep- 
resentative in western 
Mexico, the latest in 
a series of assign- 
ments that have taken 
her around the world. 
Kennedy is U.S. 
ambassador to the 
United Nations for 
management reform, 
representing the 
United States on the 
committee that develops the UN's budget. 

"You are there adding context and 
helping foreigners to understand us better 
and we, them," said Swope, a member of the 
Alumnae/i Board and a graduate of Harvard's 
John F. Kennedy School of Government. 
"This is more important today than ever 
before, as our way of life is under siege." 

But other options abound, said Swope, 
including the Peace Corps, the military, non- 
governmental organizations, and working for 
elected officials. 

"Think about where you will take that 
spirit that grew out of the ashes of the 
World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the 
field in Pennsylvania," said Swope, speak- 
ing October 4 at the annual convocation at 
First Presbyterian Church in Staunton 
remembering the college's founders, Rufus 
W. Bailey and Mary Julia Baldwin. 

"You are all fortunate to be the benefi- 
ciaries of a superior liberal-arts education. 
You may have chosen Mar\' Baldwin for a 
variety of reasons, as I did. One of my princi- 
pal reasons was to acquire a broad base that 
would serve well in whatever I chose to do. 
Although much changed September 11, the 
value of a liberal arts education has not." 
"In fact," Swope continued, "I would 
argue that it has only increased" with the need 
for more Americans who have a deep under- 
standing of other cultures and countries. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 





What anracrs students to Mary Baldwin? 
What do they think of the college after 
they settle in? 
The Mary Baldwin Parents Council wanted 
to know. A panel of four students — from differ- 
ent years, programs, and states — provided 
answers during a discussion that was part of the 
Leadership Weekend in October when the 
Alumnae/i Board and Advisory Board of Visitors 
also gathered at the college. 

Amy Jordan, a freshman from Lenoir City, 
Tennessee, applied to a variety of institutions, big 
and small, public and private. She visited Mary 
Baldwin and was "really impressed by the open- 
ness and helpfulness." She 
was also impressed by the 
abundant opportunities to 
take part in a wide range 
of organizations. "I want- 
ed to hone my leadership 
skills," said Jordan. "You 
get this sense of strong 

Lantana Hoke, a 
junior, left middle school 
at age 14 in Maui, 
Hawaii, to begin college through Mary Baldwin's 
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. On a visit, 
she immediately liked the atmosphere, the profes- 
sors and students. "The campus is very 
beautiful," she said. "That is really important to 
me." PEG, she noted, offered her a unique chance 
to start college early as a full-fledged residential 

Samantha Muncy, a senior from Dallas, Texas, 
likes Virginia's moderate climate and remembers the 
personal attention shown by a member of the col- 
lege's Admissions Office. "That's what got me 
here," she said, "that woman taking the time and 
answering all my questions." 

Sophomore Megan Ziegert from Fort Eustis, 
Virginia, turned down an appointment to the U.S. 
Air Force Academy to anend Mary Baldwin and 
become part of its Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership. "Academically, a small school is best for 
me," said Ziegert, an ambitious student who values 
good teaching. "You see our professors on campus 
everywhere," she said. Ziegert credits Mary 

Baldwin's persistent Admissions Office in its suc- 
cessful pursuit of her. "Someone was calling my 
house at least once a week," she said. "They keep 

Ziegert has a double major and perhaps a 
triple minor, a heavy load not considering other 
obligations on campus. VWlL's structure and disci- 
pline have helped her learn to manage her time and 
do well in the classroom, she said. VWIL's cama- 
raderie already has members of its cadet corps 
"talking about going to each other's weddings 
someday." Said Ziegert: "It's good when you come 
on a campus to know you fit in somewhere. You 
definitely have a sense of belonging." 

Hoke, though younger than most other stu- 
dents at Mary Baldwin, has a definite sense of 
belonging, too. Most of her peers are in high school, 
where she returned over the summer to take driver's 
education. "I thought, gee, I'm glad I'm not here," 
said Hoke, a mentor to other PEG students. 

Muncy quickly took to political science when 
she got to Mary Baldwin and then developed an 
interest in business administration. "My professors 
showed me how I could integrate the two," she said, 
helping her focus on policy — public and business. 
Now that she's about to graduate, Muncy said she's 
grateful for the intensive career advice and coaching 
that the college's Sena Center offers students. Her 
fiance, she said, received relatively little help when 
he graduated from a large public university. 

Speaking of her plans to get married, Muncy 
said she was at first deeply skeptical when her 
mother suggested that she consider a women's col- 
lege. Muncy 's high-school friends told her "you will 
never meet men" and asked: "Why are you going?" 
Muncy said she enjoyed an active social life and had 
a lot of fun. And now, among her high-school 
friends, "I'm the only one engaged." 

Ziegert initially wondered whether she 
would be happy at a women's college. "All my 
friends were guys," she said. But she likes the all- 
female residential undergraduate environment, 
which encourages her "to be yourself." Said 
Ziegert: "Your social life is basically what you 
make it." 

Not having men in classes "is kind of nice," 
added Hoke. "You're really comfortable studying 
the biology of women." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Two Decades of Flowers, 

Thanks to Mabel Hirschbiel 

For more than 25 years until she left Staunton this past fall, 
Mabel Hirschbiel arranged flowers in stunning displays for 
Mary Baldwin College. 

'^She helped JVIBC look beautiful for all our special 
occasions," said President Cynthia H. Tyson. 

Hirschbiel's creations marked homecoming, gradua- 
tion, and alunmae/i gatherings. They have been seen in the 
Alumnae House, the Administration Building, and Hunt 
Dinning Hall under the portrait of Lyda B. Hunt — 
Hirschbiel's favorite spot. 

Hirschbiel, an honorary alumna and widow of 
banker Paul Hirschbiel, a former MBC trustee, is 
reruming to the Virginia Beach area to be closer to 

_- "People have been pleased with what little I 

do," said the humble Hirschbiel. "It has been a 
wonderful association, and I have enjoyed it." 

Burmese Student Seeks Democracy for Her Country 

She faces danger if she goes home, and she tuas to 
use a pseodonym ishen she wiites artkles or 
gives public talks or is the snbjecE of attides Kke 
this cme. Khin Oo '03 is a Maty Balciwin student 
with a dhallenge most w^omen in Amenca will 
neiper have to con&ont: She is fighting for 
democraci' in her native Boima. 

Oo grew up m Rangoon^ the capital of 
BuniKi. 1 lived on a main street;, and when I was 
9 yeais okJ, I can rmoemfaer seeing people demon- 
strating, snmgihnig^ and all of a sodden the mnHitac y- 
tmcks came," she said. Teople were told to 
moTe, and then evetjbody was shot down. It was 
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continue his woik and press for democracy. Her 
fether asked her to think mice before getting 

"My fetfaer was worried about me and 
asked me to wait raitil I got my full educatioii 
to conrinne ray grandlather's work," said Oo. 
"But I said, 'No, I can't waJt.'" 

While in the United States, Oo has 
been doing both: completing her educa- 
tion (majoring Ln ecoaomics and Asian 
studies) and seeking change in Burma, 
where she said the quality of life contin- 
ues to decline and many people sufieE. 
She has been interviewed by Voice of 
America, spoken at the United Natjotts, 
and lobbied in Washington. As an intern 
at the UN, she researched its programs in 

Said Oo of conversatioos with U.S. officials: 
"As a citizen, I asked the United States to pressore 
for donocracy in Burma. As a student, I asked for 
them to pressure for the release of students who 
are still in prison for demonstrating. As a woman, 
I asked for pressure to stop the raping of women 
as p ffmrn^tiEtie iiiir in Burma." 

"I need to go back and get involved in 
politics," said Oo, mindful that her family is 
under surveillance and that a friend, she said, 
was imprisoned for reading an underground 
newspapet "I will definitely go back home and 
work toward democracy. " 

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r&culty and staff 

Ann Alexander, professor of 
history (ADP), is serving a four- 
year appointment on the State 
Review Board of the Virginia 
Department of Historic 
Resources, the committee that 
recommends properties for the 
National Register of Historic 

Andreas Anastasiou, assistant 
professor of psychology, pre- 
sented a paper titled 
"Cross-Cultural Application of an 
Empathy Scale: Basis for 
Conflict Resolution" at the annu- 
al convention of the American 
Psychological Association in 
Chicago August 22-26. 

Alice Araujo, assistant profes- 
sor of communication, served as 
a co-facilitator in a week-long 
teaching and learning workshop 
for faculty at Rollins College in 
Winter Park, Florida, in June 
The workshop was sponsored 
by the Associate Colleges of the 
South, a consortium of the 
Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools. Araujo is 
serving a two-year term as sec- 
retary for the Undergraduate 
College and University Section 
of the National Communication 
Association. In November, she 
chaired two panels at the NCA 
convention in New Orleans, 
Louisiana; "Who Do We Think 
We Are: Instructor Positioning in 
the Communication Classroom" 
and "The Evolving Multicultural 
Self: Searching for the Sites of 
Identity in Communication 
Practices" At that convention, 
she also presented a paper titled 
"'Resistire Precise'?: Language 
and Cultural Identity Negotiation 
in Light of Globalization," 

Jeffrey L. Buller, dean of the 
college, has been invited by the 
Wagner Society of New York to 
deliver all seven English-lan- 
guage lectures at the August 
20-28 international Wagner fes- 
tival in Bayreuth, Germany. The 
Wagner festival, established by 
Richard Wagner in 1876, is con- 
sidered by many to be the 
world's most prestigious annual 

festival devoted to the works of 
a single composer. Each year's 
festival takes place in a unique 
theatrical structure designed by 
Wagner specifically for the festi- 
val. Buller, whose book 
Classically Romantic explores 
Wagner's fascination with 
ancient Greece and the influ- 
ence that this interest had on 
the composer's Ring cycle, will 
present a daily keynote lecture 
on each of the seven operas of 
the 2003 cycle. The 2003 festival 
will include all four operas of the 
Ring, as well as Lohengrin, The 
Flying Dutchman, and 

Crista Cabe, associate vice 
president for college relations, 
has been elected a director at 
large for the College 
Communicators Association of 
Virginia and the District of 

Lisa Dockery-Boyce, director of 
Annual Giving, has been 
appointed to the Jefferson Area 
Bicycling and Walking Advisory 
Committee to represent 
Albemarle County. 

Jean M. Donovan, associate 
professor of health care adminis- 
tration and political science 
(ADP), delivered the keynote 
address, "Medicaid: Its History, 
Politics, and Implications for the 
Future for Homecare in Virginia," 
at the annual conference of the 
Virginia Association of Personal 
Care Providers in Charlottesville 
November 8. 

Bruce Dorries, assistant profes- 
sor of communication, 
presented two papers at the 
November 21-24 National 
Communication Association con- 
vention in New Orleans: "The 
Wheelchair — FDR's Mobility or 
Embarrassment? Iconic History 
or Distorted Politically Correct 
Foolishness?: A Narrative 
Analysis of the Competing 
Voices that Spin FDR's Chair" 
with Dr. Kelly Herold of Winona 
State University; and "Media 
Labeling Versus the Disability 

Community Identity: A Study of 
Shifting Cultural Language" with 
Dr Beth Haller of Towson 
University. Domes is a 
Shenandoah Valley speaker for 
The Nature Conservancy, the 
largest environmental organiza- 
tion in the world. 

Louise Freeman, assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology, presented 
" Effects of DHT and E2 on Adult 
Copulatory Behavior in the Musk 
Shrew" at the Society for 
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology's 
annual meeting in Amherst. 
Massachusetts. June 25-30. She 
also presented three poster ses- 
sions with student co-authors. 

Michael Gentry, associate pro- 
fessor of mathematics, attended 
the 80th annual meeting of the 
Virginia Academy of Science at 
Hampton University May 21-24, 
where he participated in a panel 
discussion, "SCHEVCore 
Competencies for Virginia 
Colleges and Universities: 
Scientific and Ouantitative 

James Harrington, professor of 
education/adult studies, has been 
elected to a second full term on 
the Staunton School Board 

The summer 2002 edition of 
Sixteenth Century Journal includ- 
ed a review by Sara Nair James, 

associate professor of art, of 
Revaluing Renaissance Art, 
Gabnele Neher and Rupert 
Shepherd, eds.. Aldershot: 
Ashgate Publishing, 2000. In 
October, James presented her 
paper "Signorelli's Frescoes at 
Orvieto and Shades of the 
Classical Past" at the Southeast 
College Art Conference in 
Mobile, Alabama. 

Fay Kelle and Karen Dorgan, 

assistant professor and associate 
professor of education (ADP and 
MAT), respectively, served as 
ludges in the 2002 Chadwick's of 
Boston Teacher of the Year con- 
test. They judged entries from 
the South Central and 
Southwest regions. 

Michelle Lawrence, MBC head 
volleyball coach, was named 
Volleyball Coach of the Year in 
the Atlantic Women's College 

Daniel Metraux, professor of 
Asian studies, wrote "The 
Relevance of Nichiren's Treatise 
'Rissho Ankoku Ron' to the Post 
11 September World," which 
was included in the September 
2002 Indigo magazine. He edit- 
ed The Virginia Review of Asian 
Studies, Volume 5. Metraux pre- 
sented his paper on "The 
Diaspora of Japanese Religion: 
The Soka Gakkai in Australia" at 
the Washington, D.C. -Southeast 
Region Japan Seminar at the 
College of William and Mary in 

In June, Harriet Morrison, assis- 
tant professor of education 
(ADP), presented "Surmounting 
the Odds: Examining the 
Characteristics of 
Disadvantaged Students Who 
Succeed in American Higher 
Education" at the European 
Access Network's annual confer- 
ence in Prato, Italy. Co-authors 
were Eugene Anderson from 
the American Council on 
Education in Washington, Carol 
Campy Yeakey from the 
University of Virginia, and 
Beverly Epps with the Prince 
Edward County school system. 

Pam Murray, professor of edu- 
cation (ADP), has been elected 
vice president of the Association 
of Continuing Higher Education 
and took office in November at 
the international conference in 
Birmingham, Alabama. 

Roderic Owen, professor of phi- 
losophy, was elected vice 
president of the North American 
Association for the Study of 
Welsh Culture and History at its 
biennial conference in Syracuse, 
New York, in June. He presented 
"Moral Reasoning on a Case-by- 
Case Basis" at the American 
Association of Philosophy 
Teachers' 14th Biennial 
International Workshop- 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Conference on Teaching 
Philosophy in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
July 31-August2. On October 4, 
Owen presented "Poverty, 
Community Service, and the 
'Post-formal' Practitioner" (to be 
published) at the Philosophy of 
Education Society regional con- 
ference in Greensboro, North 

Paul Ryan, associate professor 
of art, wrote a review of the 
exhibition "here. Say: New Work 
by Richard Carlyon" for the 
July-August 2002 issue of Art 
Papers Magazine. September 
28-November 1, the Crandall 
Gallery at Mount Union College 
in Alliance, Ohio, featured his 
exhibition: "(ab)sentences: 
Recent Work by Paul Ryan." 

In June, Sharon Shull, adjunct 
instructor of music (piano and 
organ), received her master of 
arts in church music from Trinity 
Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, 
Ohio. Shull was honored with 
the Lay Church Service Award 
for "dedication to preparation for 
service to the church and gifts of 
outstanding leadership" 

Laura van Assendelft, associate 
professor of political science, 
participated in the August 29 
panel discussion "First Ladies, 
Political Entrepreneurship, and 
the Plural Presidency" at the 
annual meeting of the American 
Politi'cal Science Association in 
Boston, Massachusetts. 

During the summer, Debra 
Wenger, assistant professor of 
computer information systems, 
completed her technology certifi- 
cation by passing all seven 
modules of theTek.Xam, a 
national assessment tool used to 
evaluate technology skills in high- 
er education. 

Andrea Cornett-Scott has been named Mary Baldwin's dean of African-American and 
multicultural affairs. 

Cornett-Scott came to Mary Baldwin as the director of African-American affairs in 
1996. She added multicultural understanding, which has led to the creation of such cam- 
pus groups as Latinas Unidas, an organization dedicated to learning about and sharing 
Latin-American heritage; Umoja, a collective designed to lend emotional, cultural, and social 
support to African-American women; Anointed Voices of Praise, a student-directed music 
ministn/ promoting spiritual growth while fostering an appreciation of traditional and contemporary 
gospel music; and the Caribbean Club, which embraces students' Caribbean heritage. Cornett-Scott 
also organizes events for Black History Month and advises the Black Student Alliance. 

"Andrea's work with African-American and Latina students has had a positive impact on the cam- 
pus," said Douglas E. Clark, vice president of enrollment management. "This titie change reflects the 
significance of her efforts and the importance we place on her dedicated service to our students." 
Cornett-Scott earned a B.A. in Spanish from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and an 
M.Div. from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. She Is pastor of Christ Our Redeemer 
African Methodist Episcopal Church in Staunton. 

M EG AX ZlEGERT, a sophomore at Mar;. Baldwin College, took to the skies in a 
glider this past summer with the U.S. Air Force Academy soaring program in Colorado 
Springs, Colorado. 

Ziegert was the only student selected to participate from the combined ROTC for the 
Virginia Military' Institute and Mary Baldwin's Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership. 

Ziegert, of Fort Eustis, Virginia, will corrmiission with the Air Force and is attending 
Mary Baldwin on a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship. An ambitious student, she is 
majoring in political science and international relations and may have as many as three 
minors, including French and leadership studies. 

The ghder program allows students to learn the fundamentals of flight. Remarkably, 
Ziegert said her commercial flight to Colorado was her first time in the air. She now hopes 
to eventually earn a private pilot's license. 

Ziegert, one of few women in the soaring program, said VWlL prepared her for the 

e.xperience, which she rated as "really good." She said she is looking forward to officer 

training camp this summer. ,, .lu, .. c .i, 'nn 

Of — Morgan Alberts Smith 99 

Man/ Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 



By Celeste Rhodes 

Nearly Two Decades Later 

It's difficult to imagine 

that the young women — barely high- 
school age — who inaugurated Mary- 
Baldwin's Program for the Exception- 
ally Gifted are now in their early 30s. 
They and their families were true 
pioneers when they showed up on that 
hot day in August 1985. 

Mary Baldwin was, and still is, the 
only college in the country with a full- 
time residential program for gifted 
females as young as rising ninth- 
graders. The first 1 1 students came to 
PEG when it was merely an idea. Their 
experiences, along with those of the 
class that followed them, helped PEG 
administrators create and develop what 
is now a nationally acclaimed program, 
drawing students and scholars as well as 
news coverage and commentary from 
all over the country. 

PEG now has nearly 80 students — 
a record — and a $6.7 million state-of- 
the-art center where many of them live 
and study in the heart of campus, 
between Pearce Science Center and 
Grafton Library. The program has 
attracted major funding from the start, 
beginning with $1.25 million from the 
Jessie Ball duPont Educational, Reli- 

gious, and Charitable Foundation and, 
recently, including $2.2 million from the 
Malone Family Foundation for 
endowed scholarships and a three-year 
research grant. 

More than 300 PEG students 
have attended Mary Baldwin, many 
of them going on to prominent grad- 
uate and professional schools and 
ambitious careers. Some, after a year 
or two at Mary Baldwin, transferred 
to other colleges, typically larger 
public institutions or closer to home. 
PEG gave them that opportunity, and 
students who left Mary Baldwin 
clearly benefited otherwise from their 
PEG experience. Attrition has gener- 
ally declined as the program has 

Wherever they have gone, whatever 
they have pursued, these extraordinary 
young women have continued to seek 
out personal and professional challenges 
that promote their growth. Even more 
important, they aim to make a differ- 
ence in the lives of others. 

Here, with their reflections and 
vintage photos, are updates on the first 
two classes of PEG students who gradu- 
ated from Marv Baldwin. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Nicole Angresano '89 graduated 
magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 
majoring in political science. She earned a 
master's in public health administration at 
the Universit)' of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill. She's a researcher at the Universit}' of 
Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center 
in Madison, where she coordinates a 
breast-cancer surveillance program. "I am 
also working as a consultant with Univer- 
sity Extension/Outreach," she says, 

"helping local commu- 
nities design 
evaluations for youth 
tobacco prevention 
programs, and I 
continue to volunteer 
at the American Red 
Cross as an HIV/ AIDS 
educator." She recently 
married a doctoral candidate in social 
welfare at the University of Wisconsin. 

"People often ask me if I regret having 
chosen such a nontraditional path. 'But 
you missed high school!' or 'What was 
your social life like? It must have been 
rough.' My response is aKvays the same: I 
wouldn't change a thing. Without PEG, I 
would not be the person I am today — a 
woman who never believed there was 
something I couldn't do or didn't deserve 
because of my gender. That is the gift that 
PEG gave me." 

Anne Byford '89 graduated cum 
laude, majoring in biology, and added a 
master's in medical genetics at Oregon 
Health & Science University. She's a senior 
research specialist in a pediatric cardiology 
research lab at the University of Virginia. 
"Our lab is working on a gene therapy 
method to prevent damage to the heart 
caused by a lack of oxygen to the heart 
muscle," she says. "This method could be 
used before open-heart surgery or to treat 
children with chronic heart conditions." 

She is a part-time faculty member at 
Mary Baldwin — coaching fencing as well 
as teaching courses in 
biology. "It was a 
little strange working 
with the same profes- 
sors who taught me as 
a student," she says. 

Byford lives in a 
house in the country 
with a couple of Border collies. "We try to 
keep the local snake and mouse popula- 
tions out of the house and the deer 
population from taking over the garden." 

She volunteers at Kluge Children's 
Rehabilitation Center, where she is "an 
adaptive swim instructor and occasionally 

a riding therapy aide. The dogs and I are 
also learning agility. For relaxation, I cook 
and quilt." 

Thanks to Mary Baldwin, "I went 
into graduate school knowing how to 
do basic lab tasks and, more important, 
how to ask questions. Having been 
placed in front of groups and asked to 
speak from the first days at PEG taught 
me how to speak to a group and how to 
present ideas." 

Laurel Carter '90 majored in math- 
ematics and economics, graduating cum 
laude and Phi Beta Kappa. With a degree 
from the University of Virginia School of 
Law, she's working for the Alaska Public 
Defender Agency in Palmer in the south 
central part of that vast state. She handles 
misdemeanors, felonies, and cases 
involving juveniles and children in need, 
spending a fair 
amount of time in 
court. In Alaska for 
six years, she's 
married and has two 

"PEG and MBC 
provided an excellent 
educational foundation for my present 
career," she says. "I came to the Public 
Defender Agency because it is intellectually 
and personally challenging. We serve many 
different functions in a single day or week, 
and the ability to change focus as required 
is essential. PEG encouraged us to take on 
a wide variety of subjects and extracurric- 
ular activities rather than comfortably 
coasting along. 

"My professors at MBC required me 
to develop skills needed in almost every 
occupation: clear and precise thinking, 
writing, and speaking. Close relationships 
with professors, staff, and other students 
— encouraged by the supportive environ- 
ment of PEG and MBC — also contributed 
to two of the most critical characteristics 
of a public defender: empathy and compas- 
sion for our clients and other people." 

Family and friends have remem- 
bered Ashley DuLac '89 by 

acknowledging excellent Mary Baldwin 
students in mathe- 
matics — her major. 
The Ashley DuLac 
Mathematics Award 
is presented each 
March at the honors 
convocation. Also, 
friends of PEG have 
donated children's books to the college 
library to honor DuLac, who died in 

1997 and was interested in the healthy 
development of children. 

Jennifer Lutman '89 earned 
distinction in her major, English, and 
minored in philosophy, graduating magna 
cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has a 
master's in English literature from the 
University of lUinois and a master of fine 
arts in poetry from the University of 
Michigan, where she won top prizes for 
student writers and has been teaching. "I 
love this work," she says. "My students 
have become inspiration for my own 
writing. They are the inspiration for pretty 
much my own everything. Teaching, quite 
simply, consumes me, and I adore it." 

But Lutman is not finished with her 
education. Spurred in part by the addi- 
tional opportunity at Michigan to work 
with teachers, she is pursuing a doctorate 
there in English and education. She wants 
to focus her studies on how learning 
influences writing skills — and how 
writing affects learning. "If all goes well, 
I will some day be teaching grad student 
instructors and conducting research 
designed to improve 
writing and reading 
instruction in higher 

Though she 
sometimes thinks she 
was "coddled a bit" 
and occasionally 
envies people who 

have a longer adolescence, "now that I 
am entering my 30s and facing greater 
responsibilities and challenges, I see the 
roots of my confidence and skills 
showing, and those roots are so funda- 
mentally PEG," says Lutman. 

"PEG gave me gifts I would never 
trade. I was encouraged to embrace differ- 
ence and risk. I became aware of social 
injustice and received the tools necessary to 
resist, critique, and work to erase it. I was 
intellectually challenged at a time when I 
needed to be challenged. And I was given 
'culture,' by which I mean opportunities to 
develop my aesthetic sensibilities and make 
informed responses to the world and art. 
The trips we took, the shows we saw, and 
the model women we met — I think of 
those experiences often and, again, I thank 
my stars." 

Added Lutman: "I want to say a 
special word about the academics. I think 
MBC is a perfect place for a program like 
PEG: small classes, emphasis on critical 
thinking, contact with professors. I got a 
quality education and, if I can toot my 
own horn a bit, I think my own students 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

benefit from my experience as an MBC- 
PEG undergrad. I try to give them the kind 
of support and guidance I received. Where 
else would I have learned this but from 
good models? 

"I am also, always, particularly 
attuned to different learning styles and 
paces, and I try to keep up with the 
research on the best practices, cognitive 
development, and innovations and chal- 
lenges in pedagogy. I'm not certain I would 
be so committed to this work had 1 never 
been a PEG student." 

Julie Sikes '89 earned a master's in 
instructional technology at Georgia 
Southern University after graduating cum 
laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a history 
major. She's an archivist of special collec- 
tions at Georgia Southern's Zach S. 
Henderson Library. 

"My history studies at Mary Baldwin 
were a big help when I 
first started out," says 
Sikes, "since that's 
where I first learned to 
work with prima n.' 
source materials. 
Being able to look at 
materials as if I were a 
researcher wanting to 

locate specific information helps immensely 
when organizing collections and preparing 
finding aids. 

"My experience at PEG has helped a 
great deal, too, but it's harder to explain 
just how. PEG is where I had to grow up. I 
learned how to do things myself, and that 
there is more than one way to go about 
everything. Being open to alternative solu- 
tions helps a lot when you're in a 

profession where the 'correct' method of 
doing something is usually unworkable 
because of time and money issues." 

Sikes plans to marry a Welshman — 
whom she met while traveling in Wales 
some years ago — and move to that country 
this year. She's learning Welsh so that she 
can continue her career as a librarian. 

Diana Ballard '91 is a statistician in 
the semiconductor manufacturing industrx- 
aftet earning a master's in statistics at the 
University of Texas at Austin. She gradu- 
ated from Mary Baldwin cum laude and 
Phi Beta Kappa with majors in mathe- 
matics and English and a minor in 
Japanese. Ballard, who lives in Round 
Rock, Texas, works for Cypress Semicon- 
ducter, instructing co-workers. 
Semiconducters are the chips in everything 
from computers to cell phones to 
microwaves to garage-door openers. 

"This is my first job where I am sure 
that some of the engineers I teach are actu- 
ally younger than I am," says Ballard. 
"After all of these years teaching crotchety, 
set-in-their-ways engineers who have often 
been in this industry almost as long as I've 
been alive, it was something of a surprise 
to discover one day that one of my engi- 
neers is actually a full year younger than I 
am. Once I knew that, I realized that all of 
the new college grads are, as well. It feels 
odd to be the 'old' expert." 

Rosie Bolen '90 received a Ph.D. in 
biolog)' at the Llniversity of Miami after 
graduating from Mary Baldwin magna 
cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She 
majored, with distinction, in biology and 
minored in psychology. She teaches 

Malone Foundation Funds PEG Research 

The Malone Family Foundation has granted Mary Baldwin nearly $200,000 over 
three years to track students who have graduated from the college through its 
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. 

The Malone foundation, based in Englewood, Colorado, provides funding to 
institutions that offer education for the gifted. Founded in 1997 by communica- 
tions executive John C. Malone, it has been a strong supporter of PEG. The 
foundation, which has given Mary Baldwin $2 million to endow PEG scholar- 
ships, aims "to improve access to quality education for extraordinarily talented 
young people who lack the financial resources to develop their talents." 

The new grant, totaling $193,462, enables Celeste Rhodes, director of 
research for PEG, and a graduate assistant in the college's Master of Arts in 
Teaching Program to explore, in depth, factors contributing to the motivation and 
success of young women who forgo high school. Noted Rhodes, "PEG, which 
began nearly two decades ago, is an ever richer source of knowledge about gifted 
young women and the effects of radical acceleration of education in a single-sex 
environment." The study's results, she said, could help parents and educators bet- 
ter understand how to encourage growth in bright, eager young women. 

biology at Mount Saint Mary's College in 
Emmitsburg, Maryland, after holding a 
similar position at Wilson College, a small 
liberal arts college for women in Cham- 
bersburg, Pennsylvania, where she 
conducted "a research project on campus 
on foraging behavior in squirrels." 

Like some other PEG students, Bolen 
took time off between finishing Mary 
Baldwin and graduate school. "I spent a 
summer in upstate New York studying 
barn swallows at a biological field station. 
I also went on a trip to the Galapagos 
Islands, which I had wanted to do ever 
since I first heard of Darwin. I also picked 
up a physics course that I had not had time 
to take at MBC." Teaching while a grad- 
uate student inspired Bolen to pursue a 
career in the classroom. 

"All of us who attended PEG did so 
during our 'formative' years, so for me at 
least, the experiences I had then have been 
very influential in directing the course of 
my life," she says. "I gained self-confidence 
and the courage to speak up. I learned that 
I could set high goals for myself and 
achieve them. The residential and adminis- 
trative staff gave me the support I needed 
to take risks and try new things. They also 
helped me learn conflict resolution tech- 
niques and develop my interpersonal 
communication skills." 

Says Bolen: "I often find myself 
sharing things with my students that I 
gained through my experiences at MBC, 
such as how to study effectively, how to 
prepare an oral presentation, how to work 
well with others in a group, or how to 
tackle a seemingly intractable problem. I 
credit PEG and MBC for much of the 
personal and intellectual development that 
allowed me to recognize what I wanted to 
do in life, and to achieve that through 
pursuit of a graduate degree. 

"The wonderful thing is that MBC is 
still helping me. Since I started at Wilson, I 
have asked my former professors for 
teaching advice many times — the relation- 
ships I formed in college are still important 
to me today." 

Damaris Christensen '90 

majored in biology and niinored in chem- 
istry, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta 
Kappa. With a master's in journalism from 
New York University, she writes about 
science and medicine for Science News and 
MSNBC among others. A resident of 
Alexandria, Virginia, she tutors in schools 
and a homeless shelter. 

At Mary Baldwin, says Christensen, 
"I learned that I liked to be challenged, 
that I loved science, and that I disliked 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

research — all characteristics that set me 
on the path to a career in science writing. I 
met many of my best friends at Mary 
Baldwin, and the\' continue to comfort and 
guide and shape me. 

"I learned that making your bed every 
day makes your room look neat even when 
it isn't, that having extra underwear and 
plenty of quarters is always a good idea, 
that you complain about stairs and regular 
exercise until it isn't a part of your life 

"I learned that things change. I 
learned that even when you can't keep 
things from changing you can work hard 
to make your voice 
heard and that that 
can help things change 
in the directions you 
want. I learned that 
loving people doesn't 
make them perfect. I 
learned that rain on 
your graduation day can still make you 
slightly bitter 1 years down the road, but 
not spoil the joy of the event. 

"Since PEG, I've realized that kids 
are much more willing to make huge 
changes in their lives than adults, that 
experience really does make a differ- 
ence, and that there is always a tiny part 
of me that considers that watching the 
sunset from the hill in front of Hunt 
means I'm home." 

Erin Murray '90 earned a master's 
in industrial hygiene at the University of 
Montana, where her father taught business 
law and presented her hood during 
commencement ceremonies. She majored 

in biology, with a minor in chemistr)', at 
Mary Baldwin, and is applying to 
medical school — "what I always 
wanted to do" — after having worked 
as a corporate safety and health 

"I focused on prevention of injuries 
and illnesses," says Murray. "This work 

was a continuous 

improvement process 
that required me to 
team employees with 
engineers and 
managers with the 
goal of creating 

Several years ago, she earned certi- 
fication as an emergency medical 
technician. "Making critical decisions 
while under stressful circumstances was 
a role that I found rewarding and exhil- 
arating," says Murray. Now, as she 
pursues a medical degree, she says she 
understands her Mary Baldwin advisor's 
suggestion that she "get some life expe- 
rience" first. "Twelve years of life and 
work experiences have enriched my 
compassion for others and my critical 
thinking skills. I have proven to myself 
that I have the maturity, stamina, and 
motivation to succeed in medical school. 
I know that I am committed to medi- 
cine, and I see clearly that I will find my 
life's work as a physician." 

Kathryn Price Amato '92, who 

majored in philosophy, studied Arabic 
at the U.S. Army Defense Language 
Institute and is living in Hawaii with her 
husband and daughter. 

PEG Etiquette: 

Don't Mention Age 

(Everyone Else Is 

Probably Older) 

Diana Ballard '91 passed along "things I 
learned at PEG and MBC that helped 
prepare me for my current life." 

• Organized clothing drawers are a 
sign to stop procrastinating. 

• Communicate early, completely, and 
brutally honestly about expectations 
and needs with anyone you plan on 
living with for more than five hours. 

• Never, ever ask anyone's age. 

• Avoid all conversations in which 
age is a topic, even vaguely. Keep 
a short mental list of other topics. 
When changing the topic, do so 
smoothly. Awkward topic changes 
are worse than answering age 
questions honestly. 

• Although sleep is not absolutely 
necessary for life or to appear 
alert, it can be the difference 
between a task's taking 30 min- 
utes and six hours. 

• Friends, especially those of many 
years, are a treasure. Let them know 
often how valued they are. 

• When engaging in a little mischief or 
any action for which permission 
would likely not be forthcoming, act 
casual and confident. Most people 
will not notice. 

Celeste Rhodes is director of 
research for the Program for 
the Exceptionally Gifted. A 
former executive director of 
PEG, she has been associat- 
ed with the leadership of the 
program since its beginning. 
Also a former member of the 
faculty of Mary Baldwin's 
Master of Arts in Teaching 
Program, Rhodes holds a 
doctorate from the University 
of Virginia in educational psy- 
chology with a specialization 
in the education of the gifted 
and talented. 

Students, Staff Settle into New Center 

"The students are very excited," said PEG 
Director Judith L. Shuey on the Monday after 
moving-in weekend just before Thanksgiving. 
Despite all of the boxes she had to unpack, 
Shuey sounded excited herself about the new 

She reported the first words scrawled on a 
message-board on a student's door: "You're 
never getting us out of here." 

No wonder. Living and gathering areas are 
spacious and gracious. A student's family joined 
her for her birthday party with other PEGs in 
the well-appointed first-floor commons. Shuey 
said the commons, which has a full-scale 
kitchen and a wall of tall windows, is suitable 
for entertaining visitors and conducting other 
social activities. 

Besides ample access for disabled students and 
the latest security equipment, the building has laun- 
dry facilities, study and music rooms, TV lounges. 

kitchenettes, quarters for li\'e-in adult supervisors, 
and staff offices. Students are in doubles, clustered 
in "pods." About 50, or two-thirds of the 77 PEG 
students, will live in the structure. As they get older 
and more mature, 
PEG students have 
the option of liv- 
ing elsewhere on 

"There's a lot 
of joking about its 
being like a luxury 
hotel," said Shuey. 

"One student said, 'I rang room service, but no one 

Might other students be a tad jealous? "I'd ask 
them, 'Would you be willing to trade some of your 
freedom?'" said Shuey, referring to the strict living 
arrangements. "PEG students will spend a lot of 
time here. This is the center of their lives." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Danielle K. Correll '01 

made these remarks to 
prospective PEG students visit- 
ing Mary Baldwin last spring. A 
Phi Beta Kappa graduate who 
majored in French and, with dis- 
tinction, international relations, 
she began college, through PEG, 
at age 14. Correll is a contract 
specialist with the Navy, which 
hired her for the civilian position 
through its Outstanding Scholars 
Program. She is interested in 
becoming a Navy officer. 




Misfit. Outcast. Ostracized. 

Didn't fit in. Unwanted. Not challenged. Alone. 
All of these words I use to describe my middle- 
school years. 

I remember that first day of sixth grade: all 
dolled up and ready to see the friends 1 hadn't seen 
all summer, ready to learn all that new stuff middle 
school was supposed to teach you. So much closer to 
being a high school kid, even though only a summer 
had passed. Ready to be an adult, finally, as are all 
1 1 -year-olds. 

However, that first day did not meet my expec- 
tations. I suddenly found myself not a member of the 
in crowd, even though no one had sent me a notice 
to that effect or had mentioned anything about a 
renewal of membership the previous spring. My 
"friends" — even my best friends — had decided 
without any warning to me that, somehow, I wasn't 
acceptable company anymore. 

I wondered where I had gone wrong, what I had 
done to make my presence so despicable to the rest 
of my classmates. I liked to play around and joke, 
hang out and chill after class. I was a member of 
band, had a pool in my backyard, and dressed like 
everyone else. What was it that made me different.-' 

Then it hit me. Well, the taunting hit me, to be 
exact. In grade school, words like nerd and geek 
weren't used except to imitate older kids. No one 
cared who the smartest kid in class was as long as he 
or she could play tag or touch football with the rest. 
Why is it so great that Carrie got the highest score on 
the last test? Johnny can run faster. 

Dynamics had apparently changed while I wasn't 
looking, though, because no one cared about Johnny's 
speed — outside of gym — anymore. For some reason, 
the fact that I made the highest scores had suddenly 
become a reason for social stigmatization, and neither 
my pool nor my band membership could save me. 

The social isolation hurt enough, but it was 
not the only thing that disappointed me. My class- 
es also proved to be a letdown. 1 had expected to 

be challenged in my subjects, to be asked not only 
to memorize information for a test and then per- 
mitted to forget it, but to be introduced to other 
worlds, allowed to explore and form my own 
ideas, try them out for size. 

Instead, I found myself moving from class to 
class almost in a daze, the tasks my teachers assigned 
neither stimulating nor engaging. I felt my school 
was wasting my time. So many days I'd complete 
assignments early and have half a class period left, 
my teachers unable or unwilling to provide me with 
further pursuits. The rest of the class I'd spend with 
my nose in a book brought in for just such an occa- 
sion, get permission to go to the band room for 
practice, or put my head down and sleep. None of 
these activities, by the way, did anything to dispel my 
reputation as the nerd of all nerds. 

Three years passed like this: school days filled 
with too much teasing and not enough intellectual 
fodder, my time at home spent escaping into one 
book or another. If this was to be not only my mid- 
dle school existence but also that of my high school 
days — which are supposed to be the best days of 
your life, right? — I wasn't interested. I needed an 
environment in which I would not be penalized 
socially for wanting to learn and that would pro- 
vide me with all the opportunities to do so that I 
could desire. Maybe in such a place I could even 
talk with my peers about my academic interests — 
and afterward go bowling or do something equally 

Perhaps I missed my mark a bit with "normal," 
for bypassing high school completely is not most 
people's idea of the word. However, when I received 
a brochure from Mary Baldwin College's Program 
for the Exceptionally Gifted — or PEG, as we like to 
say — I knew my chance had come. PEG seemed to 
offer everything for which I had been searching: a 
challenging academic environment, a place in which I 
could work and play equally hard, and people who 
would understand my frustrations because they 
shared them and who would be willing to accept me 
for myself. 

And then I was sitting where you are now, ner- 
vously wondering if my hopes would be fulfilled. 
After spending my day and night among PEG stu- 
dents and seeing how they interacted with professors 
and staff, I realized that here I could achieve my aca- 
demic goals. In classroom discussions, each student 
gave her experience, her contribution, so that the 
group as a whole might better understand the subject 
matter. Professors encouraged participation and 
seemed just as enthralled by a good discussion as 
were the students. The students seemed as if they 
really wanted to be there, learning — from the text- 
book, from each other. 

After watching interactions between the PEGs 
themselves, I knew I had found a social setting in 
which I would be accepted. Students spoke about 
their studies, traded make-up tips, decided what 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

majors sounded best suited to their interests, and 
debated whether one band or another would make 
the better party music. I slept better than I had in a 
long time. 

The years passed, but very differently this time. 
Within the first few days of my freshman year, I had 
found friends with whom I could be myself and with 
whom I remain close to this day. We did all the nor- 
mal college stuff: study late into the night, watch 
movies in whoever's room had a TV, attend lectures 
and orchestra performances, go to mixers and dance 
until we could barely stand, try cooking meals when 
we were sick of cafeteria food — the operative word 
here is try, by the way. 

I decided on my majors and created a four-year 
plan for achieving them. Well, the majors did not 
change, but the plan did, frequently. I found myself 
looking forward to going to class, even early ones. 
While there, I felt as though my contribution actually 
had some weight. Never did I get away with rote 
memorization: If I did not understand the subject 
matter, I would not pass. No one held my hand. My 
successes were my own, realized through my own 
hard work and application. 

On the flip side, my professors worked with me 
to help me get to wherever I wanted to go. When, 
with no French classes behind me, I asked my French 
professor if I could spend my junior year in France, 
she did not laugh. She helped me determine language 
proficiency requirements, find exchange programs 
suitable for my interests, and plan a track that would 
permit me to obtain the necessary proficiency even 
within my limited time frame. I did spend my junior 
year in France. And I loved it. 

Some of you considering PEG have many friends 
back home but seek greater academic challenges; 
some of you feel that your current academic level or 
direction challenges you but that you need a change 
of scenery. No two students have the same impetus, 
and that's part of what lends diversity and variety to 
our student body. 

However, coming back here as an alumna, with 
a career and an apartment instead of a thesis and a 
dorm room, I won't tell you that life will become eas- 
ier as a result of coming to PEG. In my office, for 
example, there are some people who refuse to give 
me professional credence because of my age. I stay in 
some nights when my co-workers go to happy hour 
because I cannot get in the door. I have to have a 
provisional license in Maryland because I've only 
been driving for eight months. 

No, PEG does not promise an easy ticket out of 
these situations. What is promised is an environment 
that will permit you — if you choose to accept the 
challenge — to discover the tools you need to over- 
come any obstacle life may throw at you. You will 
have plenty of maneuvering room, both social and 
academic. But, by the time you leave here, believe 
me, you will know who you are. I can't think of a 
more valuable pursuit. 

Store Owner 
Dies at Age 65 

By Kristie DiSalvo 

Tim Bowers pulled into the 7-Eleven parking 
lot on North Coalter Street in Staunton 15 
years ago in a rental van packed with his 
clothes and furniture. It was his first stop in his 
new home, and the store's owner. Bob Wimer, 
was the first person he met in the city. 

Someone told Bowers: "If there's any- 
thing you need to know, he's the person to ask. 
He's like the master sergeant of an army unit." 
Bowers stopped in for a visit virtually every 
day since. 

"I looked on him like a foster father," said Bowers, a computer 
programmer at Mary Baldwin College. "He gave me advice, real 
simple Zen lessons." 

Wimer, 65, died at Augusta Medical Center September 10. Staff 
and students at Mary Baldwin College learned of Wimer's failing 
health by a mass e-mail. They sent cards, and one group of students 
made a videotaped greeting. 

"He's someone who will be truly missed," said Kathy McCleaf, 
associate professor of physical education at Mary Baldwin College. 

Wimer would cash checks for Mary Baldwin students, help 
others balance their checkbooks, and just listen when students or 
teachers needed to talk. His picture is spread through more than a 
decade of Mary Baldwin College yearbooks. 

"Whenever you walked in the door, he'd smile and say hello," 
said Morgan Alberts Smith, a spokeswoman for the college and for- 
mer student. "If he knew you were from Mary Baldwin, he'd give 
you an even bigger greeting." 

Wimer attended graduations, athletics games, and any other 
events students asked him to attend. He also took regular walks on 
the college's track. He persuaded Bowers to join him. 

"I have never walked as fast as I did trying to keep up with 
him," Bowers said. "He was passing girls with running clothes on. 
They would just shake their heads and laugh." 

Through the years. Bower made signs for Wimer, some of 
which still hang in the store. Wimer wanted one that directed cus- 
tomers to the bottled water, and another that advertised restrooms 
for patrons only. When Bowers delivered the sign, Wimer would 
swap it for a hot dog. 

On a few visits. Bowers mentioned problems he had at his 
house — once it was a porch light that didn't work. Wimer fixed it 
without his knowing. 

"I never figured out why he was so helpful," said Bowers. "He 
was doing those kinds of things for other people, too." 

If something was bothering Bowers, Wimer would listen. 
Bowers often favored dramatic change as a solution, but Wimer's lip 
would tighten and he'd shake his head. "Some things are better left 
alone," he'd say. 

Bowers had a dream about Wimer recently. Bowers was getting 
coffee in the 7-Eleven when Wimer walked around the corner in a 
flannel shirt. Bowers later put his hand on the counter — he felt 
someone's hand pressing back. He looked up and saw Wimer smil- 
ing. "There's nothing to worry about," Wimer said. "I'm just glad 
this is the last part." 

©The News Leader, Reprinted with permission. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Run, Squirrels, Run 

By Sherry R, Cox '99 

A dozen Mary Baldwin women spent 
many hours last fall running through 
rutted fields, on the Blue Ridge 
Parkway and across hills and stream at the 
Frontier Culture Museum. Early some morn- 
ings they circled the track at a nearby high 
school. That's when they weren't kickboxing or 
lifting weights. 

Meet the cross-country team, MBC's 
newest varsity athletes. Few fans, little glory. 
Only miles to run before they sleep — miles 
punctuated by heavy breathing, pounding feet, 
and the voice from within that repeats: "If I 
can |ust get to the top of this hill ..." 

Long before they reported for practice in 
August, the running Squirrels began learning 
about cross country. Many were first-time 
cross-country runners, introduced to the 
importance of summer conditioning by a pack- 
age from Coach Gary Kessler in late June: a 
letter welcoming them to the team, warm-up 
exercises, tips for running in the hot sun, and a 
workout that Kessler described 
as "light" — 20 miles a week. 
"That's not a lot of running for a 
cross-country runner," he said. 
"We're working toward about 
40 miles a week. And we do 
speed work, too. There has to 
be that balance" 

Kessler, a high school 
physics teacher, combines 
more than 20 years of coach- 
ing experience with an understanding of the 
mechanics of running. His accolades include 
several district "coach of the year" and local 
"teacher of the year" titles. He has coached 
nine high school track and cross-country 
championship teams. He stresses the funda- 
mentals of running and promotes it as part of 
a healthful lifestyle. 

What pulls these athletes through the 
pain, frustration, and exhaustion? Sophomore 
Polly Aun of Lexington, South Carolina, echoed 
many of her teammates when she said. 

"There is such a sense of pride and accom- 
plishment after you and your teammates have 
finished a race." Aun continued, "I never 
thought I would be able to run such a long dis- 
tance. I love challenges, and this has been a 
challenge for me." 

"That's what makes a cross-country run- 
ner," Kessler said. "It's like people who climb 
Mt. Everest while others say, 'Why would you 
do that?' They want that challenge." 

In Its inaugural year, the team ran in five 
invitational meets and was represented in 
state and regional competitions. Six of the 
courses were 6 kilometers — about 3.7 miles 
— a 1-kilometer increase this year for National 
Collegiate Athletic Association Division III 
women. The Squirrels opened their season by 
placing 14th in a field of 20 teams at the 
Shepherd College Invitational in 
Shepherdstown, West Virginia. They steadily 
improved to a third-place finish at the Eastern 
Mennonite University Invitational, the final reg- 
ular season event. 

Sophomore Jessica Nevins, a new- 
comer to sports from Collinsville, Virginia, 
consistently led the Squirrels. "I decided to 
give It a try because I've always loved to 
work out and exercise," said Nevins. "The 
best part about running has been watching 
the improvements of everyone on the 
team. The worst thing was the 6 a.m. prac- 
tices in the freezing cold. But even then, I 
always ended up feeling great." 

Aun also was a strong finisher, as were 
freshmen Samantha Sprole of Duxbury, 
Massachusetts, and Douglyn Skinner of 
Fredericksburg, Virginia; sophomores Tiffany 
Kent of Chantilly, Virginia, and Jackie Hartley of 
Middletown, Maryland; and 
junior Julia Ireland of 
Hamilton, Virginia. 

At the Virginia Division III 
State Championship, Nevins 
finished 16th, missing All- 
State honors by one position, 
and Hartley placed 71st. Both 
runners had personal best 
times. Out of 250 runners at 
the southeast regional com- 
petition, Nevins finished 53rd and Ireland 
placed 126th. Both posted personal bests. 

Kessler looks forward to building a com- 
petitive program. "When other teams see us 
at a meet, I want them to think, 'There's Mary 
Baldwin. They could win this thing.' I just love 
the sport and developing runners. I am very 
excited about what's going to happen now." 
Kessler has his eye on several locations 
in Staunton for a home course. Once a site is 
chosen, "I'll work it and put down some nice 
grass seed and fill in the holes. I hope that by 

next year we will have a trail that we practice 
on and feel comfortable with — get all the 
kinks out. And then maybe the following sea- 
son we could host our first college 
invitational." Smiling, he added, "I'm thinking 
we'll win It." 

Having its own course and hosting meets 
should help the team build a following. 
"People don't realize how much fun cross 
country can be to watch," Kessler said. "They 
really battle out there. It's pretty exciting! " 

Kessler's other goals include more con- 
ditioning in the summer and greater 
participation in local runs, especially ones 
that raise money for chanties. "If you've 
been blessed with the ability to go to col- 
lege and compete in a sport, you need to 
show that you care about people who might 
be less fortunate," he said. 

Kessler looks forward to having some 
Squirrels help with the Augusta County Track 
and Field Camp that he runs each June for 
Augusta County youth. "That's a way that we 
can stay in touch with each other and with run- 
ning," he said, "and I figure that if you're going 
to teach something, you want to be sure 
you're ready to do it." 

Athletes Earn Honors 

In fall sports other than cross country, 
Mary Baldwin was the runner up in the 
Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference 
volleyball tournament, losing narrowly 
to the College of Notre Dame. The 
Squirrels finished the season with a 
winning record, 16-14. 

Sarah Hatfield was named the 
conference's outstanding player; she 
and Megan Stable were named all 
conference. Ashley Ragland received 
honorable mention. 

MBC finished fourth in the AWCC 
field hockey tournament and closed its 
season 7-12. Brantley Scott and 
Kathleen Nevin earned all-conference 
honors. Ashley Kizler and Stephanie 
Hatlem were honorable mention. 

In soccer, the Squirrels' Amanda 
Bennett and Tom Ruocco were all-con- 
ference, and three players — Laura 
Beaudry Maggie Eves, and Janice Udy 
— were honorable mention. The team, 
seeded third in the AWCC tournament, 
lost in overtime to sixth-seeded Hood 
College, ending the season 7-12. The 
squad was a young one; captain 
Bennett was the only senior. 


Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Campus Sledding x\ccident Claims Life 
Of Cross-Counrry Captam Grace Brook; 

Shin splints and a leg injury kept Grace 
Brooks out of the r unnin g during much of 
the cross-counirv' team's season last fall. But 
pain did not keep her from being what 
Coach Gan- Kessler described as "a great 
team captain." 

The 20-year-old junior from 
Mechanics^ille, \%ginia, died December 7 
after sustaining head, neck, and back 
injuries in a late- 
night sledding f^^lf^f 
accident on cam- ' ' 
pus. Her 
inflatable sled hit 
a ix)st supporting 
the scoreboard 
on the lower ath- 
letics field, an 
area that has long 
been a popular 
sledding spot for 
students and area 

The college's 
Residence Life 
staff and chaplain 

after the accident. "The first concern is 
always people — to give students whatever 
support the}- need," said Crista R. Cabe, 
associate rice president for college relations. 
"Since Mary- Baldwin College is such a 
close-knit communitj', we all — studenB, 
facult}-, and staff — have felt this loss 
deeply. Because we are close-knit, we've 
helped each other. Our student leaders have 
been wonderful, and 
we are ver>" proud of 
the friendship and 
leadership they have 
provided for the rest 
of the student body." 
Students remem- 
bered their friend's 
lau^iter and encour- 
agement. Some felt a 
"deep hole" left in 
their hearts by the 
death of an "jVlBC 
angel who will 
always be with the 
Class of 2004." 
Kessler, the 

Pat Hunt talked with students immediately coach, recalled a "smile that Ut up the 

Following a 
grueling prac- 
tice, he said. 
Brooks made milk- 
shakes for the team. "You know how 
names fit people?" Kessler told the 
Staunton News Leader. "Well, the name 
'Grace' fit hen" 

Roderic Owen, professor of philoso- 
phy. Agreed. "Grace was well named by her 
parents. She was kind, even-tempered, and 
warm, with a quiet sense of humot" As a 
student, she was "strong and conscien- 
tious," he said. 

A history major with a minor in reli- 
gion. Brooks was a member of Civil War 
and World War 11 re-enactment groups. 

In lieu of flowers, the Brooks family 
suggested that donations in memory of 
Grace Brooks be sent to the Development 
Office, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, 
VA 24401. She was remembered in a 
gathering at Miller Chapel and in notes 
that students, faculty, and staff sent to 
her familv. 

The Brooks Family Responds 

Below are excerpts from the December 15 letter from the Brooks family to Presidetit Cynthia H. Tyson conveying grati- 
tude for the "support, prayers, love, and kindness" following Grace's death. The family intends to respond indimdually 
to as many of the cards and letters as possible. Many were sent without return addresses, however, and the family wrote 
to Dr. Tyson to ask that its appreciation be conveyed to all at the college. 

We know that the girls — no, the young women — 
have left the campus for the holidays and we would have 
liked to thank them. We use the term young women 
because they have conveyed their sympathy widi compo- 
sure and understanding. All indi\"iduals connected to the 
MBC staff would be so proud of them. It's the special quah- 
ty of character that Ivlary Baldwin woiJd have envisioned 
for her yoimg ladies of the future. 

Diuing the initial dark hours, the fjain was almost 
unbearable. Howevei; at the darkest houi; God sent out 
"earthly angels of Light" such as friends, loved ones, work 
colleagues, and, of course, the \Iary Baldwin community to 
help lift our burden. 

We derive comfort only from the fact that this was the 
college campus that Grace loved so much! Just recently, 
Grace remarked to her mother how she was so very glad to 
have selected Mary Baldwin as her collie. 

With the prayers of so many people that we do not 
know directly — such as Ms. Yimi Arnold, who has done 
so much for Mary Baldwin; the Decker family, who left 
such a sweet note at the scene of the accident; Starling 
Crabtree '01, who still grieves for one of her deceased class- 
mates but found time for us; the professors; the Athletics 
Department; Coach Kessler and the team, and so many 
more — we will make it. 

Grace would have been the first college graduate from 
the Brooks family, and we would have been so very proud 
of her as always. To her friends and colleagues on campus, 
the Brooks family can only convey that wc appreciate them 
so much but now is the time to get busy in school, and 
move toward that cherished moment in which they will 
obtain their degrees. We w-ill feel proud of them, also. 

The Brooks family extends its love and thanks to the 
Mary Baldwin commimity for what you have done for us. 

— Ctiff, Judy, and ihe Brooks family 

Mafy feidwin CoJte^ M^pzsne • Winter 2£M)3 

The Alumnae/i Association funds pro- 
jects and events for the college through 
the proceeds from MBC Gift Shop sales. 
Recent projects have included the 
Library Leisure Reading Program, the 
Spring Fling for the senior class, and 
continued renovation of Spencer 
lounge. Every purchase from the Gift 
Shop allows the association to con- 
tribute to the success of Mary Baldwin. 


This popular 100% cotton preshrunk T-shirt i 

perfect for all ages 

Baby's T-Shirt 

18-24 pounds X-42TI 

Child's T-Shirt 

Small 16-8) X-42TCS 

Medium (10-121 X-42TCM 

Large (14-161 X-42TCL 

Adult's T-Shirt 

Small X-42TAS 

fvledium X-42TAM 

Large X^2TAL 

Extra Large X^2TAXL 



check (payable to Mary Baldwin College) 
money order, MasterCard or Visa 


$5 on orders under $100 
$10 on orders above $100 
For chairs, $50 each 
For rockers, $100 each 

VA residents pay 4.5 % sales tax 

Allow l-A weeks tor shipping on charms; 
6-8 weeks shipping on miniatures, chairs 
an(d rockers. All prices are subject to change. 


This 100% cotton. 7 oz white pique polo is an 
instant classic, featuring the new college logo 
with alumna in black and gold embroidery. 
Small PS-1 $25 

Medium PS-2 

Large PS-3 $25 

Extra Large PS-4 .... 

Extra Extra Large PS-50 


Warm and cozy for cool days and evenings. 
Light grey fleece with side pockets and zip-up 
collar. MBC logo embroidered in green. 100% 

Small PF-1 $45 

Medium PF-2 $45 

Large PM $45 

Extra Large PF-4 $45 


This white one size tits all T-shirt is perfect for 

sleep or sun. 

One size X-47 . $18 


Keep yourself warm when the cold weather 
arrives in this hunter green sweatshirt with the 
college seal. 

Medium X-46M $20 

Large X-46L $20 

Extra Large X-16XL $20 


Not too long, not too short, our navy gym shorts 
fit |ust nght for any activity 100% pre-shrunk cot- 
ton with inside drawstring and two side pockets. 
MBC logo silk-screened in white. "Cotton 
Deluxe" fabnc made in the USA 
Small GS-1 $20 

Medium GS-2 . .$20 

Large GS-3 . .$20 

Extra Large GS^ $20 

Extra Extra Large GS-5 $20 


Run, walk, and play in style. Each ankle band fea- 
tures the MBC logo in green embroidery. Ultra 
plush "Cushees" are 85% Hi-Bulk cotton, 15% 
nylon, and fit shoe sizes 6 to 10. Made m the U.S.A. 
Soc*s SX-l $10 


Brushed cotton baseball hat in white or khaki 
with green embroidery. 

White X-50W $12 

Khaki X-50G $12 


Full-length apron (20" x 30") with adiustable 
straps and two front pockets. 65/35 
polyester/conon in forest green with MBC logo 
embroidered in white 
Apron API $18 ■ 

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22 Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 


Add one of these gold or silver charms to a 
necklace or bracelet to remember your MBC 
days. Great gift idea, too. Allow 2-4- weeks 
for delivery. 

10 Karat Gold 

Acorn TACTQ S13Q 

Apple .TAIQ - .S95 

Squirrel ."PStQ S95 

MBC Seal .T-MTQ $30 

14 Karat Gold 

Acorn .T-ACT4 £195 

Apple .^14 $125 

Squiirel .TSI* $125 

MBC Seal .TM14 $90 

Sterling Silver 

Acorn TACS $30 

Apple . - T-AS $30 

Squirrel T-SS . $13 

MBC Seal T-MS $30 


Handcrafted in Virginia, this beautiful pewter 
jewelry box is perfect for your class ring, 
channs, and other keepsakes. Lined with blue 
velvet and engraved with MBC seal. 3.5 inches 
in diameter. 
Pewter Jewein/ Bax G-3 $25 


Frame your memories in this pewter frame 
decorated with a raised brass squirrel. 
Horizontal or vertical available. 

4xe Verocal Frame X-S2SV $25 

4x6 Honzontal Frame X-52SH $25 

5x7 Vertical Frame X-52Q/ $35 

5x7 Horizontal Frame X-52LH: $35 


Small but sturdy brass keychain with green 

MBC seal. 

Keychain X-S1 $10 



Put MBC on your tree with these hand-crafted 
3-D miniature ornaments showing the Alumnae 
House and the Administration Building. 
Available in sparkling 24k gold finish. Purchase 
separately or as a pair. Gift boxed. 

Administration X-33 $10 

Alumnae House 

Collect Both X-33A $18 


This handsome wall mimor features the 
Administration Building, artfully hand-painted 
on reverse glass using a centuries-old tech- 
nique known as eglomise painting. The wood 
frame has an antiqued silver finish that is 
appropriate for home or office. 
Painted Mirror EDPM $195 


The glass paperweight features a pen and ink 
scene of the Administration Building and is cast 
from pure American glass. An optional date or 
message can be added for an additional charge 
of S10. Each paper\/veight comes in a custom- 
fitted black velvet pouch for gift-giving. Felt base. 
Pen & Ink Paperweight EDPW $30 


This desk box makes a handsome addition to 

any home or office. Made of poplar wood 

hand-finished in deep cherry, it features an 

eglomise hand painting of the Administration 


Painted Box -EDPB $195 

Please visit 

to see a beautiful variety 

of additional Mary Baldwin 

commemorative gifts, 

including a painted picture, 

pen and ink desk clock, 

a photoframe, and more. 

To order, please call 

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Select your favorite campus building, and 
Elizabeth Robinson Harrison '55 will hand- 
craft a realistic miniature lUSt for you Allow 
6-8 weeks for delivery Please specify the 
building(s) you prefer. (Administration 
Building, Alumnae House, Grafton Library. 
Hunt Hall. Pearce Science Building, Bell 
House, Bowman House, Edmondson House, 
Hill Top. Memorial, North Bailey, Rose 
Terrace, South Bailey, Spencer. Tullidge. 
Woodrow Terrace Apartments. Woodson, 
Tram Station, Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace. ) 

Miniature R-1 . $12 

Set of 4 Miniatures R-2 $40 


One of the prettiest renderings ever created 
of the Mary Baldwin campus by the famous 
Virginia artist Enc Fitzpatrick. 
Print(17" x11") X-1 $25 


Mary Baldwin's beloved professor, Dr 
Thomas Grafton, compiled his favorite 
prayers in "Make Meaningful These Passing 
Years." originally printed in 1946 This makes 
a nice addition to any library 
Book X-35 $10 


Beautiful thoughts to enrich your spiritual |0ur- 
ney. A collection of sermons and prayers by 
Mary Baldwin's chaplain. Rev. Patricia Hunt 
Book X-54 $10 


The black lacquer finish and hand-painted 
gold trim combined with a timeless design 
make an elegant chair Allow 6-8 weeks for 
delivery Shipping is $50 per chair 

Boston Rocker 

Black Arms JR1 . . $250 
Cherry Arms JR2 $275 

Captain's Chair 

(shown left) 

Black Arms JC3 $245 

Cherry Arms JC4 . $270 


Show your school spirit wth this handsome 

green and white flag. 28"x 42" 

Flag FG-1 $25 


Gourmet Virginia peanuts are great for 

entertaining and for gifts 


1-1/2 lbs 
2-1/2 lbs 

1-1/2 lbs 
2-1/2 lbs 





Perfect for your home, this 100% cotton 
afghan features nine campus scenes Navy 
or hunter green bordered with lacquard 
woven design. Machine washable Care 
instructions included. 

Green (48" x 70"! X-45G . . . $40 

Navy (48" x 70"l X^5B $40 


Protect yourself from those showers with a 
classic golf umbrella in evergreen and white 
with MBC seal. 
Golf Umbrella X-55 $25 

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Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

alumnae/i nevv 
and c ass notes 







Dear friends 

^^^^^^ When I began my 
^^. ^^^M term as president of 
^f J^^^^ the Alumnae/i 

Association in July, I 
realized quickly that the time in office 
is short. Each president presides over 
four Executive Committee meetings 
and four full board meetings, writes 
six letters for the college's publica- 
tions, and represents the association 
at a number of events. If my time as 
president is to be meaningful, it is 
important that I use this window of 
opportunity to be as useful as I can to 
our association. To do this, I recog- 
nize two things. 

I am blessed to have watched and 
learned much from the executive 
director of alumnae/i activities, Lynn 
Gilliland. For a number of years as a 
member of our Alumnae/i Association 
Board of Directors, she provided out- 
standing leadership and continues to 
do so in her current position. She is 
an excellent role model for all with 
whom she comes in contact. I will be 

most useful if I support the priorities 
that she articulates to us on behalf of 
the college rather than change course 

I am fortunate to be surrounded 
by experienced thinkers and passion- 
ate souls on the Executive 
Committee and on the Board of 
Directors as a whole. I will be most 
useful if I encourage these outstand- 
ing people to use their experiences 
and passions to put together pro- 
grams and opportunities that will 
reconnect alumnae/i who have not 
been involved with their college. 

Keeping these two guiding princi- 
ples in mind, I found our fall board 
meeting to be energizing and produc- 
tive. Although each leadership 
weekend has many facets, our mem- 
bers that particular weekend focused 
on two programs. 

Plans were completed for the 
leadership conference April 4 and 5 
for past and present alumnae/i lead- 
ers. The Office of Alumnae/i 
Activities and the Alumnae/i 
Association will host the conference 

on the main campus. Additional 
information about this exciting event 
can be found on the MBC Web site. 

Second, our members began dis- 
cussion of a comprehensive fresh 
approach for providing continuing 
education opportunities for our alum- 
nae/i. We plan to have that program 
available in April 2004. 

Just as I want to be useful as the 
president of our association for the 
next two years, each of you may have 
ideas about how you can be useful in 
supporting our college. I hope you 
will feel free to contact me if you have 
ideas or suggestions that will help us 
keep our 10,000-plus alumnae/i con- 
nected to our alma mater. There is 
such an array of ways for us to make 
meaningful contributions — individu- 
ally and collectively! I look forward 
to hearing from you. 

With warm regards. 

Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 

A gift to 

Mary Baldwin's 

Annual Giving program 

in his or her honor 
is the perfect solution. 

Few gifts offer greater satisfaction 

to both the donor and the 


There are options to suit 

every budget. 

It's easy — call I -800-622-4255. 

You can make your gift online — 

We'll send a card notifying the 

honorees of your generosity. 

Mary Baldwin students will 

directly benefit. 



To Honor 



Mary Baldwin graduates have asked how 
they might make lasting gifts to the col- 
lege to mark the retirement and service 
of President Cynthia H.Tyson. 

Tyson has indicated that her top pri- 
ority is the endowment for leadership 
programs, a fund already begun in her 
honor The next priority she said, is the 
endowment for the master's program in 
Shakespeare and Renaissance literature in 
performance, followed by the new resi- 
dence hall and center for the Program for 
the Exceptionally Gifted. Gifts also can be 
made to Annual Giving in her name. 

Checks, made out to Mary Baldwin 
College and earmarked for a particular 
purpose, should be sent to Martha 
Masters, Director of Capital Support and 
Gift Planning, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, VA 24401. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 


Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 president, Lansdale, PA; Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65, vice president and president-elect, Hampton, VA; Lynn 
Tuggle Gilliiand '80, executive director, Office of Alumnae/i Activities, Staunton, VA; Dorian Akerman '92, Arlington, VA; Katherine Jackson 
Anderson '80, Columbia, SC; Pamela Leigh Anderson '84, Jefferson, GA; Kathleen Beck Andes '98, Grottoes, VA; Dorothy Beals Ballew '53, 
Johnson City TN; Alice Blair '86, Alexandria, VA; Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 , Staunton, VA; Mary Melissa Derby '88, Alexandria, VA; Emily Alexander 
Douglas '98, Nashville, TN; AnnTrusler Faith '69, Ridgefield, CT; Cynthia Phillips Fletcher '82, Roanoke, VA; Virginia Royster Francisco '64, Staunton, 
VA; Leigh Hamblin Gordon '78, Richmond, VA; Jean Grainger '70, New York, NY; Anne Kennan '95, Baltimore, MD; Jane G. Kornegay '83, 
Williamsburg, VA; Kathryn Ann McCormack'OO, Richmond, VA; Bonnie Tuggle Miller '76, Richmond, VA; Garnett Clymer Ogden '95, Frisco, TX; 
Fleet Lynch Roberts '81 , Valentines, VA; Wendy Klich Satchell '92, Newport News, VA; JaneT Russell Steelman '52, Lottsburg, VA; Debra Feigin 
Sukin '92, Houston, TX; M. Elizabeth Swope '66, Guadalajara, Mexico; JaneTownes '69, Shelbyville,TN; Kellie Warner '90, Charlotte, NC. 

class notes 


SARA RALSTON Clowser of Winchester 
VA reports, "At 91 I'm not slowing down 
very much — still taking caie of my home, 
dog, yard, and en|oying my friends" 


RUTH SEE of Harrisonburg VA is a retired 
Christian educator She says she is slowing 
down, but keeps busy and is doing well 


VIRGINIA PAINTER Nicholls moved into a 
retirement home in Newport News VA 


MARGARET KING Westcott and husband 
Harry of Eagle Rock VA are still traveling in 
their motor home and make an internation- 
al journey annually 

LOUISE RANDOL Brooks of Richmond VA 
says, "I'm enjoying being 90!" 

a "lovely retirement community" in 
Allentown PA and stays busy volunjeenng 
at a hospital and a local blood bank. 


MARGARET BAILEY Schofield, great- 
great-granddaughter of Mary Baldwin 
College founder Rufus William Bailey, 
attended Mary Baldwin for one year in 
1934 Fellow alumna SUSAN BROWNE 
Webb '65 of Oklahoma City recently had 
the pleasure of meeting Margaret and 
reports, "Margaret told me that when she 
went to Mary Baldwin the tuition was 
$900, She only had to pay two-thirds 
tuition, thereby attending Mary Baldwin for 
$600! Today Margaret is 86 years young 
with a sharp mind and quick wit. She is 
delightful! She has been an avid reader and 

worked at a local bookstore until she was 
80 Margaret's daughter Sue works at the 
University of Oklahoma in the College of 
Liberal Studies and lives in Norman OK, 
Son John lives in Memphis TN with his 
wife It has been a real pnvilege to know 


Middleville VA would like to hear from 
classmates. She loves Mary Baldwin! 



Carrollton VA was featured in a June 27 
2002, Norfolk news article entitled 
"Selfless-Serving Seniors: What's Age Got 
To Do With It' Nothing. Prove Women 
Who Volunteer Locally" The article report- 
ed. "Throughout her career. Charlotte 
Hawks was librarian at three Portsmouth 
schools Until a short time ago. she volun- 
teered at the Carrollton Library on 
Mondays, but now concentrates on her 
work at the Smithfield Library and the 
Cousteau Society" Charlotte has contin- 
ued to take care of her yard and does her 
own housekeeping Until last year she 
fished alone in her boat on a creek 

MARGARET KELLER Pearson of Arlington 
VA says husband Charles A Pearson died 
December 14, 2001 

AGNES MCCLUNG Messlmer writes, 
"My husband Don died in March 2002 
after a long illness, I am very happy living 
in a retirement home in Waynesboro VA. I 
have a son and daughter, four grandsons, 
and four great-grandchildren" 

WINIFRED YOUNG Bowman of Staunton 
VA says grandson John graduated from 
Virginia Tech in May 2002 and was com- 
missioned a second lieutenant in the 
Army Grandson Joseph is a junior at 
Radford University. 


HAZEL ASTIN Nelson of San Antonio TX 
has two new great-granddaughters, giving 
her a total of 12 great-grandchildren One 
of Hazel's grandsons is a major in the Air 
Force stationed in Afghanistan while 
another is a major in the Army 

Busick and husband George love their 
retirement home of eight years in Lake 
Ridge VA, where they live near their chil- 
dren and families, Peggy and George have 
a cottage by a pond. They have two dogs 
and often see deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, 
and heron 

MARY CRONIN Wolfe has nine grandchil- 
dren and nine great-grandchildren and 

ives in a retirement village in Silver Spnng 

MYRTLE "PICKIE" FOY Hennis of Mount 

Airy NC enjoys keeping up with class- 
mates PAULINE OSBORN Crawford. 

writes. "We've all got health complaints 
but are still kicking at 84" 


Williamsport IN continues painting and 
teaching watercolor in her home. Frances 
IS also helping a daughter with her 
antiques business 

FRANCES RUE Godwin and husband 
Fredrick of Phoenix AZ have been "travel- 
ing across seas and enpying retired life! " 

JEAN YOUNG Moore reports. "I am in 
my third year of independent living at 
Bridgewater Retirement Community in 
Bridgewater VA It is a big change from liv- 
ing on a farm for over 60 years. Very 


SALLY CHENEY Walker of San Antonio TX 

writes. "I am painting seriously acrylic on 
large canvases, and preparing for my next 
exhibition I show in a gallery called Nueva 
Street in San Antonio" Sally has traveled 
much, including trips to France, Kassel, 
Germany; Prague, and Ghost Ranch NM 


Linthicum Heights MD writes. "I still work 
with the National League of Families 
(POWs/MIAsl. the local Woman's Club, and 
in local politics I am active in my college 
sorority and PEO. plus genealogical 
research! My daughter's family lives near- 
by so I see them often For a senior 
citizen. I'm busyi" 

ALICE JONES Thompson of Virginia Beach 
VA reports that granddaughter Alice is a 
freshman at Davidson College and was 
valedictorian of her high school class One 
of Alice's grandsons, a sophomore at 
Harvard, climbed a mountain in Spam this 
summer and was rescued by a helicopter 
after getting lost, 

BARBARA PAYNE Webster of Glen Head 
NY announces the birth of a great-grand- 
son in May 2002 

THELMA RIDDLE Golightly of Jacksonville 
FL writes. "This year has been difficult. My 
daughter Ann died after a long battle with 
breast cancer," 


MARTHA FARMER Chapman of Dothan 
AL writes: "I am enjoying my three grown 
children and six grandchildren, who all live 
here in Dothan I visited Mary Baldwin last 
year — I still love it!" 

DORIS SILER Miller of Mt Jackson VA has 
retired after 36 years of teactiing in 
Shenandoah County schools Dons has two 
children, three grandchildren, and three great- 
grandchildren. She enjoys clubs and bridge. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

r<^ a..,^!, 

PAULA STEPHEMS Umbert '65 :s:' ■:.•,. BETSY NEWMAN Mason '69 a': '.'a', 

middlelof Da =s~' ;;e:';:r;;," .;a'=cf Baldwin dassmates ceiebieie; ve .■.e;:^; " 

cheesemakirg .'. :'^-e '.'airaa a ;:~c3ny. Betsy's daughter Clair Masc •,: a -;- z 

a business she TOuroec; ' ;;; '.'SCa.—ae 2002 ^^cfj'ed 1 1? '' a-? 5?:a , LYNN WHITE 

attending the anniversB". :a-. Sa::a~:a-;; Cobb REBECCA 'BECKY' SAYLOR Brooks 

2002. are (front row, I -c - -a_as--::'e- a-; SARA "SALLY" JAMES 
ELIZABETH RILEY Stephens '47 arc 

;aa:a -;-:?-.:- a --:-::-:s?a-a-:-:a-r : = :■ -:,, :: - PEGGY 
KELLAM'88 SUSAN KELUM '94 -a - , = „--: a-; MARY MORRISON '95 
Lowrey '95 a: LEAH DALKE Timmerman '94 

DORRIS WITHERS McNeal :•' . ra - e 
Beach VA writes, "We niade a big move 
from our home of more than 40 years to a 
lovely retirement apartment We spend 
about four months in Florida and time with 
our kids in Idaho. Life is good! " 



campus is beautifui. and the hospitality 
was heart-warming" 

ELIZABETH LUCK Stiles r -=" ard VA 

enjo\s ;e~ ": :;:e:'a' eac .ear -.vith 
Morrison ="3 re ■ "i.5C5r.C5- 


William VA retirea from teaching in 1975 
and continues to work in two funeral 
homes that she and husband Brydie own 
and operate. Margaret has two children, 
four grandchildren, and two great-grand- 
children. She is an elder and organist at St. 
James Presbyterian Church. 

NANCY MCWHORTER Hurley of Silver 

HANNAH CAMPBEU Boahvright - = s'z 
ic?-a:^a ~. aair: :' -e yearifoiiowed 
b\ a • .a;:a; :'. aa .-:_:- Germany to 
A~=:a':a- - . a zi..yr.x:a,] \n 
S5c:a :a :: e :o Maine to visit my 
da.: :e a-: a' ' ..sband and a number 

MARY SIMPSON Bailey of Columbia SC 
res?.-. ::- ;'5- ^^ e c'a-dctiildren, and 
ere :'ea:-:-E-;:' : '.'a-, slab's active as 
E ~e";a- :" "e ._- :- _ea;je, a garden 


C^T.mirg ilA res a greai-grsnoson remeo 
-e-^.' Case 'i^cGi-der. 

ELISABETH WHITE WiDani of Wilmington 
NC had a successful hip replacement in 



SYLVIA LOGAN Carvin of Nonh Palm 
Beach FL writes. 'I am still alive and in good 
health. I'm busy with choir, volunteer woric 
at the hospital and nursing homes, and tots 
of duplicate bridge to keep my mind alert" 


CHARLOTTE CRAUN Bishop r Hasse- 

and working witii Red Cross Blood 
Sendees. Visitation for the church is a plea- 
sure as well. A pacemaker was implanted 
in my chest in June, and now I feel like a 
new person." 

GRACE DRYDEN Venable :-"^:/.a:- '.': 

ANNE HANEKE McGough r _ -■ OH 
■ee:a ;_a. : a. "abridge, atrendingsever- 
; :^: -5^:5= and doing a bit of 
::s. 6 ..-.,. Sr.e several "fast-growing" 
grandchildren, including a graduate of 
Duke University, two college freshmen, 
.__• J ~-"s~o :.j-:-. ...1.- 3p=nt a semester 

. ;e; a :s~e ="d Diliard have been mar- 
e; c ; , aa a as Df July 15. 2002. "We 
n3\'e eigni giandchikjren and one great- 
granddaughter. Things are fine with us. All 
live in this area." 

EVA VINES Eustler ;■ '.'scnanicsvilleVA 
aaa -~a - . --saa; -a cs retirement 

KnoxvilleTN to Richmond, where we lived 
for 13 years. In August 2001 we moved 
into Covenant Woods, a new retirement 
center. We are enjoying life here to tiie 


MARGARET EARLE Baker rH-:-. e 

dear frler.a ar.o ccece roc.~~a;e LOUISE 
PLAGE Neilon. Margaret's oldest grandson 
entered colleoe last fall. 

NANCY NETTLETON Rood .. :ea '.e 

our daugnter sno i"ier lan-my. .is co.r.veriient 
to the library, post office. Stop & Shop, and 
tovim hall. We miss our home in Shelton, 
though we frequently return for church and 
volunteer work with the Boys & Girts 

JUUA PANCAKE Rankn moved into 
Carillon Assisted Living of Cramer 
Mountain in Cramerton NC August 1, 

JUUE YOUNG Bayly '95 mam'edDuane Allen Bayly As announced in the fall 2002 '.';'. far., - J: rje 

-.=-s: •- :C0;. '.'EC c'ass-ate; r;fj'eH =-e " *o -' '■.'=?=-" KATHERINE "KATE- LANGLOIS Farad '98 

GIiQa PEREZ Flynn ANNE KENNAN KATHRYN CARTER - a ' e: Sr.a =£ ?: "ea-.a.: :::; —r--:;.^ 

Morrisey -e::; CARRIE BURKE MARY BETH Caa: a"::-a ..a;:-; aa :- : aa;- area aar^ :,. 


'CARRIE" TIMMONS McCandlish -:" rev, left) is next 
10 the brde. 
Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 


a:aa: a^ aa : aaa~aaea "a - KATHRYN DAY LEGH 

out not DiCtdrea ANNE KENNAN '95 

Attention Alumnae/i! 


Career network 


Mary Baldwin's Career Network Directory 
is now online — and we want you to be 
part of it. Just go to our Web site, 
viwv/, and click on "Alumnae/i." 
Then follow the directions. 

It's easy and last. We'll give you the 
password, which protects your privacy. 
Use the directory to identify Mary Baldwin 
graduates who can offer valuable informa- 
tion and advice, whether you're starting 
out or changing careers. And share the 
satisfaction of offering a tittle guidance. 

Extend the benefits of a liberal-arts 
college education and experience. 
Join the Network. Questions? Contact 
the Office of Alumnae/i Activities, 
1-800-763-7359 or 


MAUDIE COVER Freeman writes, Tm 
enioying my life in Chapel Hill NC near my 
6-year-old granddaughter, my daughter and 
her husband Lots of fun things go on in 
this area, especially for people my age " 

JOYCE CRAIG Butterworth of 

Birmingham AL enioyed visiting with class- 
mate BETTY OTT Smallwood at the 

Homestead in February 2002 She also 
writes, " The Pharos, a medical purnal, 
published a third poem of mine" 


York PA continues to work as CEO and 
owner of a 160-bed nursing home, and she 
IS busy keeping track of six grandchildren 
and one great-granddaughter, Peggy 
attended a granddaughter's wedding in 
Asheville NC in 2002 

MARJORIE MOORE Council of Lake 
Waccamaw NC is "enioying children and 
grandchildren more and more each day" 
She IS active in church work, especially 
music, and loves to garden. IVIar|one 
enioys bird watching with BETTY NIESLEN 
Timberlake '45 and is "fighting against a 
proposed regional landfill five miles from 
the lake," 


BARBARA BIXLER Elliott of Brevard NC 
writes, "Dan and I continue to enjoy our 
retirement in the North Carolina mountains 
(near our grandchildren) and are grateful to 
be in good health!" 

NAN DONEY Clausel of San Antonio TX 
has retired as a newspaper writer and con- 
tinues to be active in her church 
community Nan sings in the church choir 
and IS "enjoying life" 


Matthews SC writes, "I celebrated my 
77th birthday in 2002 and it was one of the 
best ever. My health is good, and I volun- 
teer a good bit both in church and the 
pnvate school academy here" 


BETTY GASTON Patton announces, "I 
married a friend I grew up with, Frank C 
Patton Jr, on April 21, 2001" 

JANEY MARTIN Tanner reports, "Jim and 
I are in an ideal retirement place in Ocala 
FL We have a home on the golf course 
and a lovely gated club community We are 
as healthy and active as we can expect for 
being in our late 70s and feel fortunate and 


ANN ASHBY Helms of Charlotte NC 
announces that son Houston married Anita 
Wocher last Easter in Vero Beach FL, 
where her brother resides 

CYNTHIA BETTS Johnson and husband 
Forrest of Santa Fe NM returned earlier 
this year from a three-month trip to New 
Zealand, where they rented an apartment 
in Christchurch,They plan to return to New 
Zealand soon for two more months, 

JEAN FARROW of Norfolk VA is a retired 
school administrator and volunteers for the 
American Cancer Society 

BEVERLY HARRISON Rhodes of Webster 
NY has seven grandchildren, ages 2 
through 19, "Three live in Albuquerque 
NM, two in Denver CO, and two near me. 
I had a hip replacement in November 2001 
and a knee replacement in October 2002. 
My step-mom is still going strong at 102," 

VIVIENNE HUTCHENS Vail reports. "Phil 
and I moved in late January 2002 from our 
Baltimore home of 50 years to a life-care 
retirement community in Kennett Square 
PA It was a good decision The location is 
lovely and after several months of addition- 
al winnowing of possessions, we are 
finally settled in" 

BARBARA MINTER Barnes of Arlington VA 
writes, "Most everything is the same with 
Jim and me! We're happy to be up and 
about and busy' Oldest grandson |ust grad- 
uated (cum laude, no less! from 
Georgetown with a degree in finance." 


JEAN DEVORE Calhoun of Hagerstown 
MD reports, "It was an honor to represent 
MBC at the Clear Springs High School 
awards ceremony June 4, 2002 Jami Funk 
received a 2003 Bailey Scholarship and is a 
freshman She should love it there" 

VIRGINIA ROSEN Strickler and husband 
Walter report, "We are happily retired and 
living on Springbank Farm in Staunton VA 
Our three children have given us four 
granddaughters and one grandson" 


WILMA HODGE Obaugh of McDowell VA 
writes, "I have three sons and one daugh- 
ter. My husband Bill died in 1996 My 
former roommate RUTH CONDRA 
DeGraff and I have taken a few nice trips 
together I have 10 grandchildren whom I 
enjoy so much. I'm 'sort of retired from 
my funeral home business after 35 years 
A son and grandson are the directors now, 
but I help when needed" 


1 I sC is a founding member of 
V';'< I III II in Philanthropy, which encourages 
women to give and teaches fund raising, 
leadership, mentoring, and advocacy. 
Through the years, Charlotte has been 
involved with a variety of volunteer efforts 
including United Way, Volunteers of 
America, and American Red Cross. She 
has been on the boards of the College of 
Charleston and Mary Baldwin, 


ALICE BALL Watts of San Antonio TX is a 
substitute Spanish teacher at Providence 
High School, a Catholic school for girls in 
downtown San Antonio 

VIRGINIA "PATTI" MANN Zeigler of Fort 
Worth TX announces her marriage to John 
Williamson Zeigler Jr May 4, 2002. Patti 
writes, "The ceremony was in the garden 
of my lakeside home. We then moved into 
his totally renovated lakeside home, just 
five houses away! Between us we have 
12 grandchildren, Chnstmas was hectic 
but happy!" 


husband Ed of Marianna AR celebrated 
their 50th anniversary January l.They have 
three adult children and 12 grandchildren. 
Marcelle writes that she and Ed have "trav- 
eled extensively with recent trips to 
Thailand and Egypt, and in the past, to 
many countries in Europe. South America, 
and Canada, plus 13 cruises" 


JEANNE SHERRILL Boggs of Statesville NC 
reports, "Oldest grandchild now has his dri- 
ver's license, and his brother |ust obtained 
his permit! All 10 grandkids are active in 
some sport. It keeps me busy following and 
keeping up with it all — but fun! " 

MARY JO SHILLING Shannon of Roanoke 

VA writes "I |ust completed a two-year 
proiect, writing Feed My Lambs: A History 
of Presbyterian Homes and Family 
Services Inc, 1903 - 2003 (formerly 
Presbyterian Home for Children, 
Presbyterian Orphans HomeKThe book will 
be presented May 14 in Lynchburg VA , just 
barely missing a conflict with my 50th 
reunion at Mary Baldwin! I'm looking for- 
ward to seeing everyone" 


BETTY GARTER Lane of Richmond VA 
writes, "I'm still en|oying my booth at the 
Big Flea in Richmond, where I sell vintage 
lewelry and small collectibles about 10 
times a year I still maintain my real estate 
broker's license for referral purposes" 

ANN L. ROBINSON Brown of Birmingham 
AL IS retired and keeps busy traveling and 
reconnecting with old fnends. "Generally 
good for nothing — wonderful ! " 

ANN SHAW Miller of Raleigh NC spent a 
great deal of time last summer in the log 
cabin she built in Boone NC 

Mary Baldwin College IVIagazine • Winter 2003 

MARY ANN TAYLOR Murray is retired and 
living in a small house that she and husband 
Charley restored in Lexington KY. 

ASHUN WYATT Smith of Charlottesville VA 
writes, " Lloyd and i now live in two of the 
best places in Virginia. Charlottesville and 
Northumberland County. We enjoy the Blue 
Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, 
dividing our time equally year round." 

ELEANOR YEAKLEY Gardner of Bellevue 
WA reports that grandson Kyle got married 
and her granddaughter attends the University 
of Seattle. 


ELAINE BALDWIN of Silver Spring MD 
directs tne Constituency Outreach and 
Education Program in Rockville MD.The pro- 
gram is a nationwide communications 
initiative of the National Institute of Mental 
Health that enlists state and national organi- 
zations in partnership to help close the gap 
between mental health research and prac- 
tice, and reduce the stigma of mental illness. 
Elaine writes, "After living in Indiana. Toronto, 
tvlassachusetts, and metropolitan 
' Washington DC. I'm again pulling up stakes. 
California (East Bay) is next." 


Alexandria LjA has a son who served as a 
vicar and is now living in South Carolina. 

SUSAN DOZIER Grotz of Ellicott City MD 
writes, "My husband Art is retired, and we 
now have 13 grandchildren. Our retirement 
celebration was a trip to Key West via the 
Intra Coastal Waterway October 2002 
through May 2003. Our son Ned is associate 
rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, 
a place that played an important part in my 
life during my four years at Mary Baldwin." 

Williams of fvlatthevvs NC was expecting her 
ninth grandchild in January 2003. She has 
four granddaughters and four grandsons. 

NANCY PAYNE Dahl of Staunton has been 
elected to the Man/ Baldwin College Board of 
Trustees. Nancy is also on the boards of the 
Staunton and Virginia mental health associa- 
tions and Lutheran Family Services of 
Virginia. She is coowner of Triangle Real 
Estate and volunteers at Augusta Medical 
Center and Meals on Wheels. 

CLARE TROTTI Stephens retired from her 
work as a speech/language pathologist last 
year and moved to Asheville NC. 

PENNIE WEST Covington of Atlanta GA 
writes that she and husband Hewitt are doing 
well and enjoying their grandchildren. Son 
Matthew is a Presbyterian minister in 
Columbia SC and son Read is a teacher. 


JUDITH GABEL Roeling of Baton Rouge UK 
has been the associate presbyter of South 
Louisiana for five years. 

JANE HOGAN Moses writes, "I have five 
fabulous grandchildren ages 3, 10, 12, 17, and 
24. My husband and I love to travel and do it 
often. I spend most of my time and some 
travel doing needlepoint and many forms of 
embroidery. I still do catering, play bridge as 

There may be a college fair near you! 

Mar\' Baldwin receives hundreds of invitations to college fairs every year. Without 
the help of people like you, many young women throughout the United States 
would not have to the opportunity' to learn about what Mary Baldwin can offer them. 
Volunteers play a crucial part in recruiting students. We would love your help. If 
you are interested in attending a college fair on behalf of Mary Baldwin College, 
please let us know. The process is easy and lots of fun. The Office of Alumnae/i 
Activities will handle all of the paperwork and send you materials. All you have to 
do is attend the fair and talk about your alma mater. If interested, please contact 
Ryn Bruce, director of volunteers, at 1-800-763-7359 or 

We thank the following volunteers for their assistance with college fairs last fall: 

Da\ id F^ul Barra, parent 
Houston, Texas 

Martin Favata, parent 
Tampa, Florida 

Cindy Kelly, parent 
Hanover, (Pennsylvania 

Robert "Pete" Barr Keplinger 
parent. Canton, Ohio 

Dot Beals Ballevv '53 
Johnson Cit>', Tennessee 

Lois "Frankie" Willard Daniel '60 
Lexington, Kentucky' 

Minta McDiarmid Nixon '63 
Augusta, Georgia 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 
Houston, Texas 

Jean McCauley Bennett '65 
Red Bank, New Jersey 

Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 
Lansdale, Pennsylvania 

Mary Margaret Buvinger '68 
Melbourne Beach, Florida 

Susan Powell Leister '68 
Houston, Texas 

Jane Townes '69 
Shelby vi lie, Tennessee 

Isabelle Turner Knight '70 
Lagrange, Georgia 

Mar>' Broman W\'ton '70 
Ridgetleld, Connecticut 

Linda Thorn Abele '73 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Nancy Nodine Robinson '74 
Montgomery, Alabama 

Bett>- Wright '77 
Tulsa, Oklahoma 

Mary Lauren Lehnertz Faulkner '79 
Tyler, Texas 

Ann "Cissy" Powers McMillen '80 
Ocala, Florida 

Pamela Roach Voight '80 
Fort Worth, Texas 

Brenda Leigh Hagg '81 
Frankfort, Kentucky 

Car\' Goodrich Osborne '81 ADP 
Norman, Oklahoma 

Melinda Knowles '82 
Dallas, Texas 

Helen Stevens Forster '83 
Brentwood, Tennessee 

ftmela Leigh Anderson '84 
Jefferson, Georgia 

Lisa Carr Hogarth '86 
Orlando, Florida 

Courtney Bell Frankowski '89 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

George Woodbur)' Johnson '89 
Jackson, Mississippi 

Angela Favata Week '89 
Tampa, Florida 

Heather Houdeshell Neel '91 
San Antonio, Texas 

Katherine Brown '92 
Memphis, Tennessee 

Mary Cocke Read '92 
Memphis, Tennessee 

Kristan Dawson LaFon '95 
Knoxville, Tennessee 

lla Jo Mahaftey Worthen '95 
Homewood, Alabama 

Amy Griffith Berra '96 
Hummellstown, Pennsylvania 

Brea Sudderth '96 
Tyler, Texas 

Emily Barra '98 
Houston, Texas 

Kristin Kickhofel Chmela '98 
Savannah, Georgia 

Laura Hawks Ellis '98 
Groton, Connecticut 

Jane Rapier Spence '98 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Lauren Dyson '99 
Exton, Pennsylvania 

Barbara Anita Lee '99 
Rome, Georgia 

Mary Margaret Kenney Marshall '99 
Oceanside, California 

Ubah Ansari Pathan '99 
Manassas, Virginia 

Kelly Baughan '00 
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Erin Kelly '01 
York, Pennsylvania 

Katie Reilly Samans '01 
Newark, Delaware 

Don't forget — applicants 
referred to Man Baldwin College 
by an alumna will have their appli- 
cation tees waived. Does your 
neighbor have a daughter in high 
school? A member of your church 
perhaps? Let us know about poten- 
tial applicants in your area. You 
will find a prospective-student 
referral card in this magazine, or 
you can visit our Web site at and click 
on Student Referral Form. 

We thank the following 
for their student referrals 
this past fall: 

Rich van Breemen. MBC staff 

Jack Elliott, parent 

Mary Anne Wilson Gibbs '39 

BethTllley Kantner'42 

Betsy Berry Williamson '48 

Dot Beals Ballew '53 

AnnTrusler Faith '69 

Jane Tou nes '69 

F^t Lamberth Bruce '71 

Anne North Howard '75 

Laurie Scott Bass '78 

Sallie McCutcheon Johnston '79 

Pamela Roach Voight '80 

Karen Colaw Linkous '87 

Rachel Reed '89 

Teresa Duncan '94 ADP 

Tamara Avis Smith '96 

Laura Hawks Ellis '98 

Totty Edwards '99 

Christina Yeats '99 

CeCe Pressly '00 

."Amanda Davis 02 

Merit Townsend '02 

Betsy McLeod '03 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Pictured here are ANGELA EDWARDS '92 JULIA "JULIE" RENN Maurer '96 of Rockawav 

HI and ANNE HANSON '93 (r) at the Los 

Angeles Hyatt tor the Hollywood 
Underground Film Festival in May 2002 
ManMd Unmasked, a music documen- 
tary edited by Angela, was shown at the 

NJ married Adam Matthew Maurer May 18, 
2002, at General Theological Seminary in New 
York City In this photo (1 to rl are LAUREN 
LOGAN '96, the groom and bride, and PEGGY 

ELIZABETH "BETH" PLEWESMcKee '01 and Is- - •,1;Kee VMI 00, 

were married July 6. 2002 Celebrating are (I to r.i ANDREA LUCAS '01, Justin Prior, 
VMI '01 , the bride; John Turner, VMI '01 , REBECCA "BECKY" GROSS '01, and John 

often as I can, and continue to be active in 
my church" Jane and husband Curtis live in 
Corrales NM, 

CARLA RUCKER Nix of DallasTX bought a 
hand-engraving business and works with 

silver and crystal 

MARY LOU WELLS Powell is "happily 
retired" and living in Asheville NC 


BARBARA BELL-Remen of New York City 
has a private psychiatry practice in New 
York and enjoys being a grandmother. 

CAROL GRIFFIS Smith and husband 
George of Frederick MD have a grandson 
Jack, 2, and a newborn granddaughter, 
Anna Claire Carolyn writes, "George is 
retired from the practice of medicine and is 
now entering politics He is running for 
county commissioner" 

MARY MATTHEWS Park of Norfolk VA 
spends time helping with her eight grand- 
children, voiunteenng in her community 
and church, and en)oys tennis, gardening, 
bridge, reading, and traveling 

MARTHA THULIN Leynes-Selbert of 

Powhatan VA is retired but continues to 
work three days a week in lab support ser- 
vices for five hospitals Martha has four 
horses, four sheep, three dogs, and two 
cats She is a long-distance trail rider 


Waynesboro VA reports that she now has 
five grandchildren who live close by, so she 
can "see them all the time." 


SANDRA ESQUIVEL Snyder and husband 
William of DallasTX recently celebrated the 
birth of first grandchild Boone and the addi- 
tion of a daughter-in-law, married to oldest 
son Ed In August, they completed a moun- 
tain home m Colorado 

JULIA JOHNSON Dernier of Sparks NV 
works with the Elderhostel program at the 
University of Nevada Course offenngs 
began there 10 years ago with 40 people, 
now 400 Julia "does not stop" and stays 
busy with grandchildren and many organi- 
zations and proiects 



How can von thank those whose love, support, and ideas 
helped to shape vour character, your values, vour very life? 

For information about memorial opportunities 
at Mary Baldwin College, call or write: 

Mark L. Atchison, Vice President for Institutional Advancement 


Martfia Masters '69, Director of Capital Support and Gift Planning 

Mary Baldwin College Staunton, VA 24401 



Memphis TN is "enioying retirement, 
grandchildren and golf" Beverly received 
"a couple of awards" for short stories she 
has written and is hoping they will be pub- 
lished soon. 


Ashburn VA returned from a three-month 
tnp to Johannesburg South Africa, where 
her eldest daughter and family work as 
missionaries setting up orphanages for 
babies with AIDS. Ches reports, "It was 

EMORY O'SHEE Apple of Louisville KY 
has a son and daughter-in-law who recently 
had twins la boy and a girl) 

SUE RITCHIE Scherff of Sparta NJ has 
retired from teaching after 33 years Sue's 
sister ANN RITCHIE McHugh '56 died in 
March 2002 

SUZANNE STIRUNG Duffey of Franklin VA 

}."'■: ,'"'ces, "1 have finally retired after 34 

,e.iis .j' teaching!" 


MARY "MIMI" COWAN Grimshaw of 

Clifton VA keeps busy with volunteering, 
homemaking, gardening, and grandchil- 


SUSAN ELY Ryan writes, "We have just 
liquidated our wholesale jewelry business 
and look forward to travel and relaxation in 
retirement!" Susan lives in Albuquerque 
NM with husband Charles. 

LYNN PURDOM Hammonds of Marietta 
GA retired last May after 25 years of teach- 
ing at Mt Bethel Methodist Preschool She 
writes, "It has grown from 18 children (12 
months to 5 years) to 485 children Thanks 
to a good start from teachers at MBC." 
Lynn reports that in her last class she 
taught a child of TRACY BURKS Yancey '87 
"Small world I" 

NANCY SIMPSON Steinmiller of 

Mooresville NC announces the birth of first 
grandson Sawyer Steinmiller May 23, 2001 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

TRACEY WEST Stanton '98 and Chris Stanton were married April 6, 2002, in Lyncliburg 
VA. Pictured (I to rl are 1998 classmates AMY BAILEY, MAYGAN LIPSCOMB Elliott, 
"CARRIE" TIMMONS McCandlish, the bride, ANGELA "ANGIE" AMOS Rowe, SUSAN 

CATHERINE BLACK Ogletree '99 and Brett Ogletree married October 5, 2002 Mary 
Baldwin friends shown here are (back row, I to r) ANNIE SAVAL '99, LISA TANSEY Jones 
'99, CATHRYN "RYN" BRUCE '99 LISA HELFERT Hart '99, EMILY GOETZ '99, (middle 
row, I to r| HEATHER "ERIN" THOMAS Kmiecinski '98, NICOLE NAPIER '99, GRETA 
WINN '99, the groom and bride, and SARAH WILSON Clepper '99 


. SUSAN JOHNSON High of Maple Glen 
PA celebrated the marriage of daughter 
Amanda to David Moos June 15, 2002, at 
a farm in Doylestown PA. Amanda spent 
most of the past seven years helping the 
poor and sick in Third World countries, 
including Kenya. Northern Zambia, 
Pakistan, Azerbaijan, and Sudan. Amanda 
wore her mother's wedding gown for the 



Alexandria VA is happy to report, "Richard 
and I became grandparents for the first 
time. Jacob Robert Trumbo was born June 
4, 2002, to our son Hunter and his wife 

LYNNE FORBES Marion of Scottsdale AZ 
is a program coordinator for Arizona 
Prevention Resource Center, where she 
has worked for 11 years. Lynne has also 
served as a mentor with Big Brothers/Big 
Sisters for six years and has three "littles" 
with the program. 

Ferguson of Richmond VA is a grandmoth- 
er for the first time James Colter was born 
to son Allen Ferguson and wife Caroline 
March 20, 2002, in Jackson Hole WY. "All 
doing greatl" she says. 


SALLY DORSEY writes, "I am thrilled to 
be serving Mary Baldwin in a new capacity 
as a member of the Advisory Board of 
Visitors (ABV). At home in Atlanta I am 
busy as chairman of the 2003 Swan House 
Ball, a benefit for the Atlanta Historical 
Society." Sally reports that BETTY BAL- 
LENTINE Auld '56 is a great supporter of 
the historical society and is serving on her 
committee. Sally showed husband Herb 
Miller the MBC campus in October. 

ALICE FARRIOR Butler of Portsmouth VA 
continues her work as a computer scientist 
for the Navy Daughters Rebecca Player 
Butler and Courtney Leigh Butler-Longino 
live in Virginia Beach and North Carolina, 
respectively Husband Paul works with city 
museums. "Life is good I" 


Starkville MS celebrated the birth of new 
grandchild Reese Caleb Tissin June 24, 

MARTHA MCDEVITT Thomas of Richmond 
VA works part-time as a tutor in language 
remediation and volunteers at the Virginia 
Museum and the Woman's Club, She writes, 
"I have two granddaughters ages 9 months 
and 3 years — life Is never dull!" 

JILL MORTON of Honolulu HI was quoted 
in the article "The Rules of Blue," which 
appeared in the April 2002 Better Homes 
and Gardens and "Color in Numbers" in 
the February 2002 American 

DARLENA SIZEMORE Mixon of Winston 
Salem NC retired from her work as a 
school psychologist with Winston- 
Salem/Forsythe County Schools, 


SUSAN BROWNE Webb and husband 
Fred (W&L '65) moved from Oklahoma City 
OK to Covington VA in September. Susan 
wntes, "After 24 years as an installed pas- 
tor and 10 years as an interim pastor, Fred 
is retiring. Our son Wil is married to Ruth 
and living in Richmond. They have a baby, 
Connor, who was born in March. Our 
daughter Betsy lives in Chariotte with her 
husband of two years, Chns Canupp," 
Susan recently met MARGARET BAILEY 
Schofield '37, who Is the great-great- 
granddaughter of Mary Baldwin founder 
Rufus William Bailey (See 1937 note.) 

MEREDITH CARTER Patterson lives in 
Buriington NC. Meredith has a daughter 
Jill, in Spain, and a granddaughter Sydney 
Patterson, 3. 

MARGARET GUNTER Riddle of Asheville 
NC recently returned from "four wonderful 
weeks in Europe, England, and Scotland." 
Margaret visited fnends and areas where 
her ancestors once lived. 

JANICE JONES Collins has "two bundles 
of |oy": grandson Collin, 2. and grand- 
daughter Maggie, 2, who lives in Germany 
and is learning German. 

PAULA STEPHENS Lambert of Dallas TX 
celebrated 20 years of cheesemaking with 
The Mozzarella Company a business she 
founded in 1982. On September 23, 2002, 
Paula held an al fresco dinner party adja- 
cent to the cheese factory hononng 
employees, customers, and friends. A 
strolling accordionist serenaded guests as 
they arnved for dinner, and a salsa band 
provided lively music for dancing, MBC 
alumnae attending the party were Paula "s 
mother, ELIZABETH RILEY Stephens '47, 
and CAROLINE ROSE Hunt '43 

CHARLOTTE TYSON Mewborn lives in 
Farmville NC. Daughter Amy gave birth to 
Charlotte's first granddaughter, Leslie 
Elizabeth Meadowcroft. 


ANN FIELD Alexander of Christiansburg 
VA participated in a National Endowment 
for the Humanities Institute entitled ""An 
Appalachian Exemplar," held at Ferrum 
College June 3-28, 2002. Ann, promoted 
recently to professor of history, is director 
of the Roanoke Regional Center for Mary 
Baldwin College. Ann says. "I am certain 
that the Institute will improve my teaching 
and make me a better advisor" Ann also 
has a new book (see page 36). 

MARY CHENAULT Bomar writes, "I retired 
from Wake County Social Services in 
September 2000, and moved to the country 
|ust outside the small town of WartraceTN, 
where my husband Edgar was born and 
raised. I spent the first 20-plus years of my 
life in Virginia, the next 29 in North Carolina, 
and now I am settled for the remainder in 
beautiful middle Tennessee. We love retire- 
ment and plan to travel a lot in our camper."" 

in Edmonton. Alberta. Canada. Son 
Matthew. 28, became engaged last sum- 
mer, and the wedding is planned for July 26. 
Daughter Sarah is engaged and working on 
her doctorate at Oxford University in 
England. Husband David is the dean of the 
law school in Alberta. 

PAMELA WAVELL Clark of Coleman GA 
reports, ""I just got married and moved to a 
horse farm. My husband Dr Paul C Clark Jr 
IS a retired lieutenant colonel and professor 
of Latin American history and he is raising 
Tennessee walking horses. We spend lots 
of time traveling. My girls are now 20, 24, 
and 321" 



Francisco CA works in the insurance indus- 
try. Her position requires handling a large 
multinational account and traveling to Paris. 
"Knowledge of French was a must" 

KAY SAFFOLD Rapkin writes, "I am 
enjoying living back in Savannah GA. My 
daughter Kathanne is an editorial assistant 
at Time-Warner Books in New York City My 
daughter Mary and son Paul are attending 
school and working in Lincoln NE" 


DIANE HILLYER Copley and husband 
Richard continue to live in Vermont and 
spend winter months in Memphis TN. 


director of the Virginia Beach Public Library 
and lives in Virginia Beach VA with husband 
Hunter, an attorney in Norfolk, Son Hunter 
graduated this year from the University of 
North Carolina, where he played varisty 
lacrosse. Daughter Clara is a senior at 
James Madison University. 

ELISE PALMA Couper of Severna Park MD 
attends graduate school at American 
University in the Teaching English as a 
Second Language (TESL) Program. Elise 
also teaches adult ESL students. Mother 
ELISE CASSCELLS Palma '39 is teaching 
at her local literacy council. 

IVlary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Atlanta Business 'Divas' 

Ray Castles Uttenhove and Patricia 
"Tricia" Zimmerman Allen, both Class of 

1968, were among those featured in an Atlanta business 
magazine as "Divas 2002" for their achievements. 

"In 1997," the article in Business to Business relates, 
"Ray founded the Southeast retail team of CB Richard 
Ellis, a division providing acquisition and disposition ser- 
vices for major retailers. With more than 20 years of 
experience, she is known throughout the retail community 
as one of the most knowledgeable retail real estate advisors 
in the Southeast." 

Uttenhove has helped other women achieve success on 
both professional and community levels. As an advisory 
board member of the CB Richard Ellis Women's Network, 
she oversees mentoring and education programs dedicated 
to creating leadership opportunities for women throughout 
the organization. Last July, Uttenhove became president of 
the Atlanta Women's Foundation, which improves the lives 
of women and girls. On the board of Families First and a 
member of Commercial Real Estate Women, Uttenhove 
established a CREW fund for homeless women and chil- 
dren that has generated nearly $1 million. 

The article describes Allen's lifelong friendship with 
former President Jimmy Carter, for whom she worked after 
graduating from Mary Baldwin. "Today," says the article, 
"Tricia is one of Atlanta's best-known fund raisers. 
Currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Nature 
Conservancy's Atlanta operation, she has just finished up a 
$40-million capital campaign and has worked on the orga- 
nization's billion dollar national campaign." 

Allen has been a director of the Southeastern Flower 
Show and the Georgia Wildlife Federation, on the board of 
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and of the 
Jekyll Island Foundation, and chairman of the board of the 
Atlanta Botanical Garden. "If you want to do something to 
make your life last longer," she told the publication, "do 
something that outlasts your life." 

CAROLINE SMITH Morton of Strasburg 
PA IS executive director of the Clinic for 
Special Cfiildren in Strasburg, Husband 
Holmes is medical director and pediatri- 
cian. Built in 1990 in the middle of a 
cornfield on an Amish farm, the clinic now 
has eight staff members. It provides prima- 
ry care to the children of the Plains sects in 
Lancaster County, and treats children with 
inherited metabolic disorders to which 
Amish and Mennonites are susceptible, 
Caroline and Holmes have three children: 
Ivlary Caperton, 20, Sarah, 18, and Paul, 15. 


ANNE EMMERT Thompson of Export PA 
reports, "My son Stephen graduated from 
high school last year and is attending Ohio 
University, studying engineering." 

Chesterfield VA Daughter Lisa is an engi- 
neenng student in her third year at the 
University of Virginia and son Chris is in his 
second year at the University of Pittsburgh. 

CLAIRE "YUM" LEWIS Arnold was named 
a finalist for Small Business Person of the 
Year 2002 in the Atlanta area. Yum is co- 
founder and CEO of Leapfrog Services 
Inc., a $2-million company with 20 employ- 
ees that offers sophisticated technology to 
small and mid-sized firms The four-year-old 
company offers clients remotely monitored 
Internet technology services designed to 
reduce costs, boost efficiency, and safe- 
guard against viruses and hacking She 
serves on several boards, including those 
of Mary Baldwin College, the Fuqua School 
of Business at Duke University, 
Westminster Schools in Atlanta, 
Leadership Atlanta, the National 
Conference of Community and Justice 

regional board, and the Churches Home 
Foundation. Yum lives in Atlanta with hus- 
band Ross, who owns an investment firm 
She IS active at St. Luke's Episcopal Church 
in Atlanta and enjoys reading "It's a fun 
life," she says 

JOAN SKELTON Smith and husband Mike 
moved from Zurich Switzerland to "the 
beautiful English village of Haddenham in 
the lovely Chiltern hills, 17 miles east of 
Oxford and |ust 45 minutes from London 
by tram " They live in a 300-year-old 
thatched witchert cottage next to the vil- 
lage pond and green 


Washington DC writes, "The Contemporary 
Music Forum gave a concert of my works at 
the Corcoran Gallery May 9, reviewed in The 
Washington Post May 11, 2002" Frances 
had a commissioned piece performed by the 
Alexandna Choral Society, reviewed in The 
Washington Post June 3. It was also per- 
formed at Dance Place. 

MARY WARD of Catharpin VA retired from 
Compaq Computers after 20 years 


JEAN BARRY Strain is a certified Christian 
educator for the Presbyterian Church (USA) 
in Dalton GA 

WHITNEY HANES Feldmann of Roanoke 

VA has a daughter practicing law with 
Whitney's husband, a recently married son 
in medical school, and another son who 
graduated from Hampden-Sydney College 
last year 

GRACE HITCHAM McGrath moved into a 
high rise in downtown San Diego CA She 
has two sons: Brent, an attorney in San 
Francisco, and Michael 

ZOE KERBEY Holmes writes, "Our 
youngest daughter, Libby Juarez, had a lit- 
tle boy Alexander Edward Juarez, on 
December 4, 2001, We're enioying being 
first-time grandparents," Zoe works for 
Kansas City International Airport, which "has 
been a challenge" since September 11, 2001, 

JANE LETHERMAN Reilly of Croton-on- 
Hudson NY writes "My family is in the 
process of relocating and retinng to Florida 
I retired from teaching, and my husband 
William retired from the law. My only child, 
Christine, is a reporter with the Cape Coral 
Daily Breeze" 

ELIZABETH NESBITT Thomason and hus- 
band Ronald of Wise VA write, "Sean, our 
son, IS a fourth-year student at the 
University of Virginia. Our daughter Katie is 
in graduate school at Arizona State 

ISABELLE TURNER Knight of LaGrange 
GA writes, "My oldest daughter Whitney is 
in her second year of law school at 
Washington University in St Louis. She 
worked as a plant manager and already had 
a degree in chemical engineenng My 
daughter Meg married last year and my 
youngest, Callie, is maioring in violin perfor- 
mance. We hope she will continue 
graduate school next year." 



the new director of development for 
the National Cowboy and Western 
Heritage Museum in her hometown 
of Oklahoma City OK. Laurel 
describes the museum as "the best 
living testimony of our unique 
American character — a relevant 
expression to each American, and a 
witness to the world of our true 
national personality." From 1990 to 
1994 Laurel served as executive 
director of alumnae activities, direc- 
tor of ma|or gifts, and director of 
annual donations at Mary Baldwin 

ANN COLLINS of Laurel MD continues to 
run her own graphic design business called 
Collins Creative Services 


Charlotte NC writes, "I am a technology 
specialist at an elementary school in 
Charlotte Switching gears from medical 
technology to child reanng to education 
was not difficult with the liberal arts back- 
ground I received at Mary Baldwin I went 
back to school to earn my master's in 
library and information studies from 
University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 
and the media center directed me into 
technology I've enioyed getting back to the 
hill country of Virginia, as my son is in his 
second year at UVA" 

ANNE HALL Billings of Dallas TX mamed 
Bruce E Billings August 3, 2002 They hon- 
eymooned in Hawaii Anne purchased a 
beach house on the Texas coast in 2001 
and had a busy year planning her wedding. 
She visited with ISABEL WILLIAMSON 
Smith 71 dunng her summer tnp to Texas 
from South Carolina, and she sees class- 
mate CYNTHIA FITCH at a monthly 
investment club meeting A portrait by 
noted American artist Martha Simkins of 
Anne as a child with her mother VIRGINIA 
DAVIS Hall '43 is featured in Martha 
Simkins Rediscovered, a traveling art exhib- 
it that opened in January at the Morris 
Museum of Art in Augusta GA. 

KATHRYN JACOBS Wendell writes: "My 
older son, Preston, finished his first year at 
the Medical University of South Carolina. 
My younger son, Stephen, will attend 
Princeton University." Kathryn and her fam- 
ily are moving to Kiawah Island off the 
coast of South Carolina 

JUUE MARSHALL Nau of Raleigh NC says 
she "retired after 30 years in Wake County 
Public Schools — 28 years in the class- 
room and the last two as president of the 
Wake School employees organization" 

ELLEN PORTER Holtman writes, "I'm ful- 
filling a dream I've had since freshman 
biology at MBC — visiting the Galapagos 
Islands' As always, my best to Dr. John 
MehnerandMs Bonnie Hohn!" 

MARSHA SPEARS of Austin TX has a 
daughter, Morgan, who is a freshman in 
high school, and a son. Hunter, who is a 
freshman at Texas Christian University 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Hancock '73 Named Dean of Seminary 

Eugenia Lee Hancock '73, an 
ordained Presbyterian minister, has been 
appointed dean of Auburn Theological 
Seminary in New York and director of its 
Center for Multifaith Education. 

x\uburn shares a campus with Union 
Theological Seminary, working closel)- with 
Union to provide programs for Presbyterian 
students. Auburn says it educates rehgious 
leaders "for two major challenges: discover- 
ing how the Christian traditions to which it is 
linked can meet the needs of a changing 
world, and promoting understanding across 
the lines of religious differences." 

A former minister at Presbyterian 

churches in New York, Hancock was director 
of the Women in Ministry Project for the 
National Council of Churches and co-found- 
ed the AIDS Resource Center, known now as 
Bailey House, in Greenwich Village in lower 
Manhattan. She recently earned a Ph.D. in 
religion and societ)- from Drew University in 
northern New Jersey and is a member of the 
facult)' of New York Theological Seminary. 

Hancock, who frequenth- writes and 
speaks about healing and healthcare, has long 
consulted with corporations, educational 
institutions, and nonprofit organizations 
about ethics, health and healing, spiritualit)-, 
and women's issues. 

. LHGH SUHUNG Barth writes, "in 2001 , 
Brad and I moved from Columbia MD back 
to my hometown of Lynchburg VA Our son 
Eddie is in eighth grade and has adjusted 
well after a rocky start- Our daughter Nina 
is majoring in hospitality and tounsm man- 
agement at James Madison University." 

GRAY THOMAS Langston of Fort Smith 
AR has been teaching for 29 years. 
Husband Jack died last January. 


Jia BUTLER Pendleton of Roanoke VA 
writes, "I hated to miss our reunion, but I 
was watching my daughter Christen gradu- 
ate from the University of Virginia along 
with the daughters of classmates KATHY 
Lancaster. My son Frank is at Randolph- 
Macon College, and John is a high school 

ROGENE ELKINS Lasema of Bryn Mawr 
PA is on sabbatical from teaching Spanish 
language and literature at the Haverford 
School in Haverford PA. During the first 
sememster Rogene will travel to colleges 
and universities to study the creative use 
of technology in foreign-language class- 
rooms. She and her second son will spend 
the next semester traveling throughout 

KATHLEEN MADIGAN Muehlman teaches 
high school and enjoys gardening in 
Charleston WV. She is sorry to have 
missed her 30th reunion. 

VIRGINIA MASTERS Fleishman writes, 
"The last of my three children |ust graduat- 
ed from high school (Nathan is heading to 
Appalachian State this fall), so I am facing 
the 'empty nest.' Hope to spend more time 
in the North Carolina mountains ILinville 
area) with husband Henry and our four- 
legged family!" 


Brooklyn NY continues to work with emo- 
tionally disabled students for the Board of 
Education in New York City. DaughterTiana 

graduated from Carnegie Mellon University 
in 2000 and received a master's of science 
in public policy management at the Heinz 
School in 2001. Daughter Enka graduated 
from college in Conrallis OR and is 
employed by Hewlett Packard. 

NINA REID Mack of St. Matthews SC 
reports: "Both our children are now in col- 
lege. My husband Francis and I moved to 
our family farnn last summer. We have a 
longer commute to work in Columbia but 
enjoy being surrounded by woods, fields, 
and ponds." 

KAREN SEARLE Snyder of Alexandria VA 
is a primary teacher for mentally retarded 
children in the Alexandria City public school 
system. Karen's daughter Rebecca is in 
graduate school at UVA, and son Brant is a 
junior at Georgetown University. Both chil- 
dren are on rowing teams. 


CARMEN HOLDEN McHaney of Little 
Rock .AR wntes, " My son Michael graduat- 
ed from Kenyon College in Ohio this 
spring, and son Holden just completed his 
freshman year at Westminster College in 
Missouri. I continue to work in the corpo- 
rate advertising department at Dillard's 
Department Stores. As a Little Rock cities 
commissioner, I have enjoyed visiting sis- 
ter cities in Taiwan and Italy over the past 
few months. Husband Jim has new hobby 
— fly fishing — while I continue trying to 
perfect my golf game and bridge." 

RUTH LUOMA Fenstermacher and hus- 
band Bill reside in Gloucester VA, where 
Ruth is a phamnacist at Riverside Walter 
Reed Hospital and Bill is in the building 
business. The couple has two daughters: 
Ashley 28. and Katie, 17. Ashley is working 
on her doctorate in pharmacy administra- 
tion at the University of Maryland, and 
Katie is a high school senior who hopes to 
attend Mary Baldwin this fall. 


SALLY DILLARD Hauptfuhrer of Atlanta 
GA is president of the parent's association 
at her child's school. 

JAMIE HEWELL Odrezin of Birmingham 
AL writes, "I have a busy pediatric practice 
in Birmingham. I'm president of the med- 
ical staff at The Children's Hospital. My 
husband Greg loves teaching sixth-grade 
math, and my son Daniel is learning to 
drive! I would love to hear from Mary 
Baldwin friends! " 

SARAH HILL of Broadway VA received a 

master of divinity degree from Union 
Theological Seminary and Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education May 26, 
2002, and was the recipient of the Key 
Friends Award. Sarah holds a master of 
arts degree from UVA and is pastor of 
Broadway Presbyterian Church. 

PATRICIA LACY of Corvallis OR is "happi- 
ly practicing law as one of three attorneys 
employed by the Associated Students of 
Oregon State University." Patricia also 
teaches parent education classes to divorc- 
ing parents with children under 18. 

MARY TEMPLE Somerville of Vienna VA is 
a partner with a financial services consult- 
ing firm. Daughter Emily is a freshman at 
Princeton University. 



writes, "lama LTC chief nurse in the 
Virginia Air National Guard. We had a won- 
derful three-week vacation in Hawaii last 
March on four of the islands" 


writes, "After 18 years on the p'airie I 
moved home to Chariotte NC. I'm so 
happy to be back on the East Coast close 
to family friends, the beach, and the 

SHAWN KEYS Whitman moved with her 
family into a new home in Tulsa OK. Shawn 
says her property is 50 acres, and she can 
hear coyotes howling at night. 

The latest book by N I C O L S F O X ' 6 4 is Against 
the Machine: The Hidden Ltiddite Tradition in 
Literature, Art, and Individual Lives, published in 
November by Island Press. "Our relationship to tech- 
nology has become complex," writes Fox, "a mixture 
of adulation, dependency, frustration, and rage." 

In her book, she explores 
how notable thinkers and 
writers over the past 200 years 
have resisted or at least ques- 
tioned, sometimes with 
considerable public sympathy 
and support, presumed 
progress and its ever greater 
reliance on increasingly 
sophisticated machines, 
including computers. 

Fox, who lives in Bass 
Harbor, Maine, is also the author of Spoiled, about 
food-borne diseases, and It Was Probably Something 
Yon Ate. She has contributed to The New York 
Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist 
among other publications — and recently was the 
subject of a lengthy and prominent profile in The 
Washington Post. 



Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

CAROLYN "CARRIE" TIMMONS McCandlish '98 married 

Scott McCandlish May 4, 2riO:' in Charlnnesville VA 
Classmates shown in this I : ■ v- i ■. ■ :■.■., '"or 
Ballard, the bride, ar^d NATALIE CROSS 

KRISTEN BRYANT Gould '02 and Les Gould were married 
June 8, 2002, at VMI Mary Baldwin alumnae and students 
pictured are (I to n AMANDA SMITH '01 LAURIE DOUGLAS 
'02 SARAH LAYNE '02 th^ Iv d.;- KELLY BRYANT '01 

JENELLE LIVESAY Mick 02 : ■ . vin Mick of 
Coloiado Spnngs Cl ..-. ■ ..--ntpmher 21. 

2002. in Nags Head NC P'.- ■.'- , imnae 

and students (back row, I to : HOLLY CURRY '03. 
(SHdted tronl. t to M MARISOL EUCEDA '04 and 


KingwoodTX attends seminary at Perkins 
School of Theology Vickie often thinks of 
"the gang" and remembers MBC fondly 
She says, "We will miss you. President 
Tyson ! " 


Waynesboro VA is pursuing a master's in 
counseling at Eastern Mennonite 
University Valerie reports that her daugh- 
ters are doing very well. 

PAT TUGGLE Collins of Midlothian VA 
continues teaching at a local high school 
and college. Daughter Jennifer will gradu- 
ate from Shenandoah University in May 
and children Tom and Maggie are in high 

LAURA WALL Phillips lives in Norfolk VA 
Son Walker is a graduate of the University 
ot Kansas, and daughter Bailey is a sopho- 
more at Virginia Wesleyan. 



Sarasota FL is the top-producing real 
estate agent for Michael Saunders and 
Company and has been a member of its 
President's Circle for the past two years 
Husband John is a Florida board-certified 
real estate attorney 

ELOISE CLYDE Chandler of Virginia Beach 
VA IS president of Vantage Consulting, an 
investment consultant firm in Virginia 
Beach Eloise has daughters Patsy 13, 
Caroline, 17, and Mimi, 19, a sophomore at 
Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX 


ANNE KRUTULIS Knopp of Staunton VA 
teaches blind students at the Virginia 
School for the Deaf and Blind. Son Michael 
has married, and oldest son Paul is in the 
Navy and served in Operation Enduring 

to be home" after moving from Midlothian 
to Lynchburg VA, where she lived when 

she attended Mary Baldwin Daughter 
Sallie, 19, IS a freshman at Lynchburg 
College, and daughter Mary Carter. 12. is in 
seventh grade at the middle school Carroll 


LAURIE SCOTT Bass and husband Travis 
of Roswell GA celebrated the birth of first 
grandchild Helen Edith "Edie" Bass June 
17. 2002 Edie was born in Raleigh NC to 
their son Ed and his wife Lauren, Daughter 
Liz, also in Raleigh, is a junior at Meredith 


LESLIE DORE Hogan of Alpharetta GA 
reports, "John and I visited the campus in 
July on our way up to New Jersey It was 
the first time I'd been there since gradua- 
tion, and I was impressed with all the 
changes! Staunton has changed as well' 
We're busy in Georgia. Eileen is a year- 
round swimmer, and Virginia plays soccer I 
play tennis whenever possible" 

NANCY RANDALL Mackey of Alpharetta 
GA IS excited that oldest daughter Daynes 
IS a freshman at the University of Georgia 

KELLEY REXROAD of Odessa FL is happy 
to be celebrating three years with Cardinal 
Health Inc . where she is vice president of 
human resources. Kelly recently trans- 
ferred within Cardinal Health to St. 
Petersburg FL. 

NANCY WILSON Kratzert and husband 
John are raising children Amanda, 12, and 
Jocelyn, 8, m Palmyra NY Nancy continues 
to enjoy being a stay-at-home mother and 
volunteers at school, church, and in her 
community. She is also a substitute 
teacher for nursery school through eighth 


MICHELLE BOULDIN of Stone Mountain GA 
has been named pnncipal at Community 
Education Partners After studying at Georgia 
State University and teaching kindergarten 
for five years. Michelle became an associate 
school psychologist and, in 1995, an assis- 
tant principal at an elementary school in 
Atlanta Since 1998 Michelle has held the 
position of coordinator for professional devel- 
opment and nontraditional programs in 

Go WILD at MBC tJiis summer. 

June 22-26, 2003 

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Learn more. 

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LAURA O'HEAR Chureh and husband 
Da>.d Po^ma MD ofcomed the birth 
af third son Gerret Conover Lent October 
IS, 2002- Gerret loins bnothers Chnstopher 
Mei'rs L^nt 7 and Franklin Quaries Lent 3. 
FOOT co^ponsored a baby shower far 
Laura in September 

TH5ESA -TBafl" YOUNG Fort and hus- 
band Eddie of Hardy VA enioy eco-adventure 
travelfng with sans Evan, lA, and Stephen, 
9. She wntes, "This summer we e;^plored 
western Oregon and Washington and 
retimed from a span: fishing e<peditian ttist 
stacked our fJEesr with, raahi OTahri" 



Chariotte MC wntes, " 1 have been mamed 
to my husband Jimmy for 13 years. We 
have two k]ds:Tnpp, 15, and Wesley, 13.. li 
own my own business in Chariotte, spe- 
cializing in digital photography and 
computer graphics for the residential' real 
estate industn/.' 


Chesapeake VA with husband Charlie and 
their two bays, Bntt. A, and William, 2. 
Elizabeth is a stay-at-home mother and has 
been active in dag rescue over the past six 
years. "We share our home with many res- 
cued dogs, a few cats and rabbits, and of 
course, our turtle, Mr. Magoo. Mr Magoo 
would like all of his aid MBC friends to 
know that he is alive and well, and recently 
celebrated his 3 1st birthday!" 


Angelo T^< wntes, "Our 5-</ear-ald son 
Logan died in an accident January 16, 
2QQ2- Leif 3, and Leah, A, help to keep.' him 
alive in our hearts." 

DEIDRE FLEMING Dougheitrwiiites, "Our 

family moved to Bellevue (Seattle) WA and 
loves it The mountains, Puget Sound, and 
the city are beautiful. Plus, so much to see 
and do!" 

PAMELA LBGH Anderson af Jefferson GA 

writes that after nine years in California, 
she moved back to Georgia one yearaga.. 
Pamela has daughters Morgan, 7, and 
Madison, 2. 

USA MCKE^Q]E MJDican is busy as a stay- 
at-home mom in Winston-Salem NC with 
giris Mckenae, 3, Evan, 6, and Reagan, 2. 
She wntes, "lam involved as a valunteer 
in church, th© community, and the giris' 
school. jQlnn and I' have been, raaraed' 13 

ROBIN NEWCOMB Lenno and husband 
Enck of Spnngfield VA are enjoying new 
son Peter Akhurst bam. Decembers. 2001', 
ana daughter (Leslie, Z 


SARAH PARET Thomas and husband 

William of Mdlothian VA celebrated the 
birth of third child Nathan Louis July 30, 
20Q0. Nathan joins siblings Warner and 
Mattie. Sarah writes, " I am in my seventh 
year of business at M PR Consulting, a pub- 
lic relations and advertising finrn. We 
specialize in medical public relations, but 
clients include the State of Virginia, 
Richmond Chamber af Commerce, and 
several private physician groups. We stay 
busy by leading a scout tiT:op, teaching 
Sunday School, and coaching hockey." 


AMY BRIDGE of Richmond VA was 
appointed by Virginia Governor 
Marie R- Warner as director of the 
Executive Mansion, the official resi- 
dence of Virginia govemors since 
1813. Amy supervised fund raising, 
mariceting, and public relations at 
the Valentine Richmond Histon/ 
Center and ser^/ed as Richmond 
director of the Virginia Opera. 

JULIE ELLSWORTH Cox is vice president 
of philanthropy forSheppard Pratt Health 
System in Baltimore MD, where she and 
husband William reside. Julie is responsi- 
ble far all development activities, including 
the annual fand, major gifts donor program 
and a capital campaign io raise funds for a 
new hospital building. Before joining 
Sheppard Pratt she was director of leader- 
ship gifts for the Smithsonian National 
Museum of Natural Histon/. 

CINDY MITCHELL DeKeyrel and husband 
JOe, VMl '36, moved from tine desert of 
southern Califomia to Oviedo FL near 
Oriando. While in Califomia, she received a 
master's in teaching and spent five years 
teaching kindergarten primanly. Cindy and 
Joe have tv/o daughters, Ashton and 
Charioflie. "Ashton, who was named for a 
i^varite MBC professor Dr Ashton Tnce, is 
a sophomore in high school and already 
looking at colleges! Can 1 possibly be that 

Mtety Haiyvvfn Oallte^ Magazine • W'Inter 2003 

MICHELE SCHALOW Clements and hus- 
band Bernard of Mechanicsville VA 
announce the birth of daughter Caroline 
Stone Decennber 11, 2001. Son Carter is 6. 


KERRI COSTIGAN Beckert moved to 
Baumholder Germany, on the French and 
Luxembourg border, this past summer. 
Kerri is a part-time freelance writer and 
full-time mother to Katharine and Emma 
Jane. She and husband Chris celebrated 
their 14th wedding anniversary and are 
enyoying travel to Luxembourg, France, 
Bavaria, and Italy. They hope to spend 
time in Sweden and Norway next sum- 

LOUISE "LOU" HALL Bloxom and hus- 
band Robert of Parksley VA welcomed 
the birth of son Brantley "Brant" Edward 
August 14, 2002. Brant |Oins older sisters 
Blaire, 11, and Madison, 8. 

announces the birth of daughter Sydney 
Elizabeth July 1 1 . 2001 Sydney loins son 
Luke, 4 Husband Joel is finishing a Ph.D. 
in curnculum and instruction at Texas 
A&M University. Shannon writes. "I have 
been blessed to be able to stay at home 
with our children and do volunteer work 
through our church teaching English to 
Texas A&M foreign students' wives." 
Shannon would love to hear from anyone 
in her class 


MALLORY COPELAND Kahler and hus 
band Rich of Portsmouth VA celebrated the 
birth of second child Mary Pembroke 
March 29, 2002 Mary was welcomed 
home by big brother Hunter, 3 

Riding VA writes, "I have three girls: 
Rachel, 9, Megan, 6; and Katie, 5. 1 am 
very busy with soccer, swim team, piano, 
dance and school activities." 

ELIZABETH PEABODY Staas and husband 
Andrew of Richmond VA are happy to 
announce the birth of "lovely daughter" 
Olivia Hayes October 4, 2002 Elizabeth is 
regional sales director for Total eMed. 

RACHEL STOUCH Crow of SchertzTX 
works for Texas Wings, a chanty providing 
breast cancer treatment for uninsured and 
underinsured women 

ANNE HESS Mamon of Fredericksburg VA 
celebrated the birth of second daughter 
Lilly Jane March 18, 2002. Lilly |Oins big 
sister Grace, 3. 


RITA ALVIS Ernst of San Francisco CA is 
happy to announce a new addition to her 
family "Natalie Rene Ernst was born July 
13, 2002 She is our first child Proud 
daddy Dave, is doing well and so am I I'm 
still working for Gap Inc and was |ust pro- 
moted to senior director of human 


FishersvilleVA celebrated the first birthday 
of daughter Abigail Grant November 23, 


The University of Virginia 
Press has pubhshed RlTcc Man: 
The Rise and Fall of the 
"Fighting Editor" John 
Mitchell ]r. by Ann Field 
Alexander '66, professor of 
history and director of Mary 
Baldwin's regional center in 
Roanoke, Virginia. 

The book is about an 
African American who edited 
and published the Richmond 
Planet newspaper in Virginia's 
capital for nearly half a centu- 


■■PlfrmiTB E«ll., 

ry. He also crusaded against 

lynching, protested segregation, campaigned for new 
schools, held public office, and founded a bank. Mitchell, 
born to slave parents in 1863, died in 1929. In the preface 
of the biography, Alexander writes that she found 
Mitchell "oddly contemporary" when she started learning 
about him while doing graduate work at Duke University 
in the late 1960s. She wrote her doctoral dissertation 
about him. 

Alexander helped raise a family and pursued other 
interests, she writes, before re-entering academia as a 
member of the Mary Baldwin faculty a decade ago. "The 
joke in my family is that 1 have worked on this project for 
as long as John Mitchell edited the Planet." 

MELISSA WOODS of Charlotte NC is 
owner of Menu by Melissa, a company 
that provides customers with menu plan- 
ning, grocery shopping, and in-home chef 
service. Melissa was a finalist for the 
NAWBO (National Association of Women 
Business Owners) Rising Star Award in 
2001 and won the 2002 NAWBO 
Membership Award. 


COLLIER ANDRESS Smith and husband 
Fant of MurfreesboroTN announce the 
birth of son Weston "Fant" May 2, 2002 
Collier writes, "He is adored by his sister 
Sally, who is 17 months his senior." 

ROBIN RAY Coll and husband Patrick of 
Valley Lee MD announce the birth of first 
child Rory Mason September 2, 2002. 
Robin writes, "My husband, Patnck, is 
over the moon!" 

TINA SANTORO Ward writes "I ulti- 
mately graduated from George Mason 
University with a bachelor of individual- 
ized studies degree in legal studies and 
criminal behavior I also have a degree in 
paralegal studies and am a senior parale- 
gal in the office of general counsel for 
Washington Gas Light Company My hus- 
band Michael and I have been married for 
SIX years and live in Alexandria VA I miss 
my friends from Mary Baldwin, and I 
would love to hear from my fellow class- 
mates to rekindle those friendships." 

KATHERINE SMITH of Durham NC took 
voluntary leave of absence from her 
career in consumer marketing manage- 
ment at Delta Air Lines to pursue an MBA 
at Fuqua School of Business at Duke 
University Kathenne plans to graduate in 
2004 and return to marketing 

LANE TYREE Mueller and husband Chris 
are en|oying a new home "in a beautiful 
waterfront neighborhood" in Virginia 
Beach VA Lane continues to work for 
Ortho-McNeil in the Tidewater area, while 
Chris's podiatry practice keeps him busy 
"However, with the death of MILDRED 
"MILLI" RAYNOR '93, there is a large 
emptiness" Lane now volunteers for the 
Susan G Komen Foundation in honor of 
Milli, and encourages everyone to fight 
breast cancer, " Even if all you do is pur- 
chase the breast cancer stamps, it helps 
Milli's light is far too bright to ever be 
completely extinguished, but she will be 
forever missed" 


SHARON BEE Cheng married Dean 
Cheng in Fairfax VA April 6, 2002 Mary 
Baldwin friends in attendance included 
ZIN '93, ALISON SMITH Mocko '93 
and classmate SARAH CLATTERBUCK 

Both Sharon and Dean are "policy geeks" 
for the federal government and live in 
Vienna VA 

KIMBERLY BRINKLEY Thompson and hus- 
band Glenn of SmithfieldVA announce the 
birth of daughter Emma Graves May 6, 
2002. Emma joins older sister Olivia. 

DEBRA FEIGIN Sukin of Houston TX has a 

son Jacob, 1 


Virginia Beach VA wntes, "I'm a full-time 
'home engineer' and our daughter Megan, 
5, keeps me active! " Husband John is com- 
manding the USS Shamal. "My duties as 
captain's wife are endless but rewarding! " 
Babs keeps busy as an elder at Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian Church of Princess 

STEPHANIE LEFTWICH-Needham and hus- 
band Kenneth moved from San Diego CAto 
Willow Grove PA "I'm looking forward to 
having seasons again, but I have a feeling I'll 
miss San Diego in the summer." Stephanie 
teaches English at Ursinus College and 
Pennsylvania State University in Abington 

ANN PENDLETON Kincer of Douglasville 
GA wntes "I am currently working for 
Sylvan Learning Center as well as tutoring 
privately Mark and I recently bought a new 
house We and our two dogs are enjoying 
the Atlanta area" 


writes, "I am so sorry that I had to miss the 
reunion! In November 2001 , Paul and I final- 
ly made it back to San Diego after a 15-year 
absence It is nice to be home and to be 
able to raise Sean (now 4i| m Southern 
California Paul is back in school earning an 
IT degree. I am the director of a home care 
agency Sean began kindergarten in 
Septemberi " 

ALISON SHIPREK Kemper and Hamilton 
Kemper, Randolph-Macon College '88, wed 
April 6, 2002, at Cathedral of the 
Assumption in Louisville KY, and honey- 
mooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Mary 
Baldwin classmates in attendance were 
matron of honor JULIE ADAMS Ranson, 
bnieSM , 111 SARA ROBERTS Metersky, and 
BIRMINGHAM T',c- -.»;| live in Louisville, 
where Alison works as assistant manager at 
Talbot's and Hamilton is general manager at 

JULIA SHUGART Crist and husband Jeff of 
Lyndhurst VA adopted son Joseph Patton 
from Seoul, Korea, November 28, 2001. "He 
was 5 months old when we got him and he 
IS a |0v" The family celebrated Joseph's first 
birthday June 20, 2002 

DEBRA "DEBBY" WASS Brauch and hus- 
band Tim of Hunker PA celebrated the birth 
of daughter Sara Elizabeth August 2, 2002. 
Sara was welcomed home by big brother 
Ryan, 5. 


REBEKAH CONN Foster is the tennis and 
fitness club manager for The Greenbner in 
White Sulphur Springs WV Rebekah, hus- 
band John, and daughter Georgia Anne, 1, 
live in LewisburgWV 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

ANNE HANSON :• .euport Beach CA 
met ANGELA EDWARDS '92 at the Los 

Ange e; -.?"•;• r Hollywood 
Underground Film Festival in May 2002. "A 
funny music documentary called 'Manchild 
Unmasked' edited by Angela was being 


Richmond VA writes: "My husband Jim is 
still working full-time for the Virginia Army 
National Guard. Our daughter Caroline, 3, is 
loving preschool. Looking forward to hearing 
about plans for my 10-year reunion in May" 

EMILY OEHLER married John Murdoch, 
W&L '89. September 28. 2002. in First 
Presbyterian Ch'j'c^ ■" Ha'^rto'i \'.A, 
CHRISTY ANDREWS Walls '93 ,vas 
matron of hone = :: JOLYN CRIM Nichols 
'94 and AMY BURROUGHS Ikerd '93 
were bndesmaids. MBC "little sister" BEV- 
ERLY WILSON Perrow '94 attended 
Emily started a new job as communica- 
tions manager for the Society of 
Interventional Radiology after returning 
from her honeymoon in Greece. Emily and 
John reside in Alexandria VA. 

LAURA "BETH" PALK Hooper and hus- 
■ band John moved from McKinneyTX to 
Franklin TN in September. John works in 
the music industry in Nashville while Beth 
cares for daughters Callaway and Abbey. 
She is looking forward to her 10th class 
reunion in May. 

SHARON SCOTT of Mechanicsville VA 
became engaged on Valentine's Day 2002 
to Ozan Gurun. The couple plans to wed 
in 2004. 



Radford VA u'as invited to exhibit 
her artwork in the Biennale 
Internazionale Dell' Arte 
Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. 
December 6-14, 2003. Artists par- 
ticipating in the prestigious, 
high-profile event are selected on 
the merit of their works, with no 
preferences as to style, theme, or 
artistic movement. 


Louisville KY reports. "I am working for 
Extendicare Health Services as the 
recruitment manager for Kentucky and 

MICHELE CARGAIN O'Connell writes. 
"Ryan and I are enjoying spending time 
with our son. Evan, born May 30, 2002. 
We take hikes and trips with him. He's the 
lightof our lives!" 


of Palmyra PA reports, "We were in 
Richmond last spring to baptize our sec- 
ond son Turner Ashby Clary, born 
December 27. 2001. Turner's godmother is 
Cloninger. She and her daughter Hayes 
are great. We really enjoyed spending 
time with them." 

All-MBC Wedding Believed a First 

In what is thought to be the first marriage of Mary Baldwin 
graduates, Catarina Monge has wed Mark Craft. Both earned 
degrees in 2000. 

"We met through a mutual acquaintance during fall 
semester 1997," said Monge. 

The ceremony last summer was in a linle village in 
Portugal, Monge's native country. They were joined by family 
and friends, including Baldwin graduates Erin Camden '00, 
Amy Mitchell Howard '00, Kim Reilly '99 and Stephanie 
Folmar '00. Craft's mother is director of development 
research and records at Mary Baldwin. 

Monge, who majored in psychology, and Craft, who 
studied business administration and computer science 
through the Adult Degree Program, live in Reston in northern Virginia. 
Craft works as a network administrator at a The Dewberry Companies, 
one of the country's largest engineering and architecture firms, based 
in Fairfax. Monge recently earned a master's degree in counsel- 
ing from George Washington University' and is pursuing a 
doctorate in clinical psychology through Argosy University. A 

JENNIFER EAVEY Oprison relocated to 
Vermont for one year while husband 
Christopher clerks for a judge at the U.S. 
Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 
Burlington. "I'm a stay-home-mommie 
with twin boys. Charlie and J.R, 3. and 
Emma Grace, 9 months. We are adjusting 
from the Dallas heat to the Vermont cold." 

LORl ESCH Ritchie of Front Royal VA has 
"two beautiful daughters." Mary Helen. 5. 
and Sarah. 2. Husband Michael is sergeant 
for the Winchester Police Department and 
is serving as SSGT in the US Marine Corps 
for Operation Enduring Freedom. Lori 
writes. "I would love to hear from class- 
mates and find out how they are." 

ALUSON HURLEY Predecki and husband 
Dan moved from Decatur GA to 
Shippensburg PA. where Allison is an assis- 
tant professor of chemistry at 
Shippensburg University. 

ALLISON LYNN of Norfolk VA reports. "I 
graduated in May 2002 from Eastern 
Virginia Medical School in Norfolk with a 
master of physician assistant degree. I am 
now working as a physician's assistant for 
NowCare Physicians, studying for state 
boards, and enjoying time with family and 

JENNIFER POLLITT Hill of Washington DC 
is executive director of the Maryland 
Coalition Against Sexual Assault Inc. in 
Arnold MD. 

GERRI WHITTAKER TTmmons and hus- 
band John moved from Morris Plains NJ to 
Owensboro KY in July. Gerri is a stay-at- 
home mother to Kendall. 6, and Alexis. 4. 
She was delighted to have her "senior 
roomie " TOMAKO ASANO. exchange stu- 
dent from Kyoto, visit with her family this 
past spring. 


CARLA CUSTIS Russell and John Kenneth 

"Ken" Russell 11 of Midlothian VA were mar- 
ried September 7 2002, beachside at Sunset 
Beach Resort on the Eastem Shore of 
Virginia. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in 
West Palm Beach FL. Caria is an organiza- 
tional performance consultant atTrigon Blue 
Cross Blue Shield, and Ken is a medical sup- 
ply sales representative for DeRoyal Inc. 

LISA DOERING of Orlando FL earned a 
master's degree in human resource man- 
agement from Rollins College in Winter 
Park FL in May 2002. She specialized in 
organizational development as well as 
recruitment, retention, and selection. Lisa 
is a senior research specialist and techni- 
cal recmiter for Science Applications 

International Corp., the nation's largest 
employee-owned research and engineer- 
ing firm. She is a member of the Society 
for Human Resource Management and 
the Central Florida Human Resources 

ANNE SCOTT Carter writes, "My hus- 
band David and I recently moved to Troy 
OH for him to pursue a law degree at the 
University of Dayton. 1 finished my mas- 
ter's in education in eariy childhood 
special education at Virginia 
Commonwealth this past May, and will be 
teaching a mainstreamed (half with dis- 
abilities and half without) preschool class 
in Troy this school year 1 am very excited, 
and we love the Troy area! " 






APRIL 4-5, 2003 


Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Denise Hayes '99 Named Top Volunteer 

DeniSE Hayes '99 has been honored by the Virginia 
Commission on Volunteerism and Governor Mark R. 
Warner as the commonwealth's outstanding volunteer 
for 2002. 

Hayes was recognized for her hundreds of hours of 
service, much of it at Douthat State Park in western 
Virginia and for the state Department of Conservation 
and Recreation. Notable events and environmental 
education are specialties of the biology major, who 
credits family and faculty for encouraging her to con- 
tribute her time and knowledge. 

Hayes is central activities director at The Homestead, 
the historic hotel and resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. She 
said Eric Jones, associate professor of biology, and other 
instructors at Mary Baldwin stressed the importance of 
giving "my time for the things I believe in. I feel that it is 
important to take care of our natural resources and pre- 
serve them for future generations." 

Hayes and a dozen other notable volunteers from 
around Virginia were feted at the annual Governor's 
Community Service and Volunteerism Awards reception 
in November. Douthat State Park had a reception for her 
in December. 

HALLIE TRIMMER Gibbs of Birmingham 
AL IS happv to report, "On September 18. 
2002. my husband Al and I had our third 
child. His name is Strother Wade Gibbs. 
Strother was welcomed home by sisters 
Alden, 4, and Rae Evelyn, 2" 

LEE CARREN WARD Mather and husband 
Jim moved from Charlottesville VA to 
Houston TX in July 2000 The couple cele- 
brated the birth of first child Ezekiel "Zeke" 
Chambers March 21, 2002 Lee Carren 
writes, "I would love to hear from the 

John D Taylor June 23, 2002, at 
Stonehenge Country Club in Richmond VA 
After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple 
returned home to Powhatan VA. 

HYE-JIN YOON of Cherry Hill NJ writes, 
"Hello everyone! Someday I hope to meet 
the entire class of '95 and faculty mem- 
bers. I am working for Samsung 
Technology as an international sales coordi- 

JUUE YOUNG Bayly of Williamsburg VA 
announces, "On August 17 2002, 1 married 
Duane Allen Bayly Also in August, I 
changed |obs and am the administrator for 
Riverside Convalescent Center-Saluda. 
KATHRYN SHIPLETT Smith '96 took my 
old |0b as assistant administrator for 
Patriots Colony at Williamsburg" 


TAMARA AVIS Smith and husband 
Jason, VMI '96, of Wilmington NC are 
doing well and would love to hear from fel- 
low MBC alums in the area. Both are 
attorneys — Tamara focusing on domestic 
and family law and Jason on estate and 

corporate ta- ci o' ■ ■~- v-'eportson 
Thompson "Jennifer and Amy are both 
doing great, with Amy in her final stages 
of graduate studies in Atlanta. Tara and her 
beautiful family broke ground on a new 
house in Maryland" 


husband Matthew Hurd Cullen of New 
York City were married in Richmond VA 
November 16, 2002 

YUKA KAJI Claboine of Commerce 
Township Ml works as a Japanese teacher 
with companies such as Nissan, Chrysler, 
and Ford. "I really en|oy teaching people," 
she wntes, 

ALLISON KELLY of Spartanburg SC 
received a master of arts in Chnstian edu- 
cation from Union Theological Seminary 
and Presbyterian School of Christian 
Education May 26, 2002. Allison is director 
of Christian education atTyger River 
Presbyterian Church in Moore SC. 

writes, "I am the administrator of Outlook 
Pointe, a 57-suite assisted-living communi- 
ty in Harrisonburg VA" 

JULIA "JUUE" RENN Maurer of 

Rockaway NJ married Adam Matthew 
Maurer May 18, 2002, at the General 
Theological Seminary in New York City. 
Julie is special events coordinator for St. 
Joseph's Regional Medical Center 
Foundation in Paterson NJ Adam, VMI '95, 
IS a pnncipal network engineer for the 
advanced information systems unit of 
defense contractor General Dynamics in 
Whippany NJ. 

JOANNA VICKERY Herath of Raleigh NC 
IS practice administrator for Blue Ridge 
Family Physicians PLLC, where she assists 
with divestiture from hospital owned to pri- 
vate practice 



GermantownTN graduated from the 
University of Memphis in 2000 with an 
MBA in marketing and finance. She writes, 
"Since then, I've been working in group 
benefits for a brokerage firm in Memphis 
My husband, Colin Owen McEntee, and I 
were married March 10, 2001, and couldn't 
be happieri" 


writes, "My husband Clayton and I moved 
to Gloucester VA for him to join AG, 
Edwards & Sons as a financial consultant 
We moved in July after I gave birth to my 
son Drake in late Apnl, Still staying at home 
with Kathryn, 4, and Drake." 


n-a- - : ' ■ ""i Leachman July 20, 

200; -= ;.. : '- s" in the vveddino 
'97 ANNA LORING WITT '96, and 
Laurent '96 The coupie live in Ashland VA 
and love being honeymoonersi 

DARIA "KATY" CARON of Catlett VA was 
hired as tapes selection librarian at CNN's 
Washington DC bureau 


Charleston SC is completing a specialty 
residency in primary care pharmacy prac- 
tice at the Medical University of South 

MARY "BETH" SILVERMAN of Gainsville 

FL reports, "I spent the summer doing 
ecosystem ecology work in Fairbanks AK 
and on the North Slope 1 am pursuing my 
Ph D in ecosystem ecology through the 
botany department at the University of 
Flonda I enpyed visiting with classmates 
and being back on campus for our fifth 
reunion last May!" 


Harrisonburg VA is working in the develop- 
ment office at Massanetta Spnngs, a 
Presbyterian camp and conference center, 
"I'm using all my 'Campus Comments' 
experience to edit and design 
Massanetta's quarteriy newsletter and 
doing lots of volunteer work with my 
church. First Presbyterian, and with the 
Harrisonburg Junior Woman's Club, Life is 
busy but rich" Jenna says Reunion '02 
was fabulous and hopes to see even bet- 
ter attendence for her tenth. She spent 
Memorial Day with ANNE WAGNER '98 
and looks forward to reconnecting with 
more MBC friends 

NATASHA TERRY-Cerritos completed 
the first phase of the Rhema Bible 
Program in her hometown of Tulsa OK. 

JENNIFER WALKER of Richmond VA is a 

marketing coordinator with Performance 
Food Group 


Charles City VA wed A. Lee Lindsey, a 
1997 graduate of Duke University, August 
3, 2002, in Chester VA. Bridesmaids 
" :der! :'a?^"-a-°= SUZANNA FIELDS, 
o.iesTs in attendance were ANNE KEN- 
NAN '95. and 1997 classmates 


EMILY BARRA graduated in May 2002 
with a master of arts in computational and 
applied mathematics from Rice University. 
Emily works at the University of Houston 
as a statistics analyst and teaches a finite 
math class She en|oys singing with the 
Houston Symphony Chorus. 

JAMIE CAMP of Baltimore MD 
announces, "I will be completing my mas- 
ter of science in communications 
management in May 2003 fromTowson 

Mary Poulin '02 Awarded 
Grant To Present Research 

Mary Poulin "02, a psychology major in Mary Baldwin's 
Adult Degree Program, won a National Science Foundation 
travel grant to present her senior project results at the Society 
for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology meeting last June. 

Working with Rachael O'Connell '02 and Louise 
Freeman, assistant professor of psychology, Poulin 
researched potential connections bet\veen testosterone levels 
— as indicated in relative finger lengths or "digit ratios" — 
and the ability to remember photographs. Male and female 
college students, including those at Mary Baldwin, took part 
in the experiment. 

Poulin hopes to earn a Ph.D. in psychology and to work 
with leading scientists conducting research similar to hers. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

JESSICA CHARLES Copenhaver of 

Leesburg VA is a foreign policy ana- 
lyst for Scientific Applications 
International Corporation in McLean 
VA. Her work involves writing books 
for the Army about developing 
democracies in Europe and Africa. 

"We moved to Germany! My husband 
Steven is teaching for the Department of 
Defense Dependents' Schools. I'm still 
happily staying at home with our daugh- 
ter Madeline. 2, and working on 
computer graphics and photo editing in 
my spare time. We live in a tiny town 
called Korbon in southwest Germany." 

ERIN GRUMBACH of Laurel MD writes, 
"I recently opened my new office, Kee 
Concepts, in Laurel MD. Busy, busy, 
busy! Even better, recently got engaged 
to Lenny Loving, and we are anticipating 
a May wedding. I would love to hear from 
any MBC grads I've lost touch with." 

LATESHA HOOKER Adkins and husband 
Nicholas of Richmond VA announce the 
birth of daughter Britney Nichole 
September 30, 2002. She was welcomed 
by big brother Branden James, 2. Latesha 
works as a juvenile probation officer in 
Henrico County and is pursuing a mas- 
ter's in social work at Virginia 
Commonwealth University. 

, .The 



May 16-18, 2003 

The Grafton Society 

Classes of 

1943 ° 1948 --^ 1953 « 1958 «> 1963 o 1968 
1973 -- 1978 ^ 1983 ; 1988 ^ 1993 ^ 1998 

For more information, contact the Alumnae/i Office 
at 1-800-763-7359 or 

HAVEN LECLER of New Orleans LA was 
promoted to assistant vice president with 
Whitney National Bank in New Orleans. 

MAYGAN UPSCOMB Elliott and husband 
Dwayne of Goochland VA welcomed the 
birth of Ryan Winston, a "healthy bouncing 
baby boy," May 13, 2002. "He is growing 
very fast and doing fine." Maygan was pro- 
moted to strategic compliance coordinator 
for Wyeth Consumer Healthcare in 
Richmond VA. 

CHARISSA STOUFFER lives in Leesburg 
VA where she works in marketing for an 
assisted-living facility. 

McCandlish married Scott McCandlish May 
4, 2002, in Charlottesville VA. The couple 
resides in Blacksburg VA, where Can'ie 
works in the personnel department for 
Virginia Tech. 

ANNE WAGNER of Front Royal VA was pro- 
moted in May 2002 from assistant editor to 
deputy managing editor of in Washington DC. 

TENEA WATSON of Rochester NY received 
a master's of science in toxicology from the 
University of Rochester, 

TRACEY WEST Stanton and Chris Stanton 
were marned April 6, 2002, in Lynchburg VA. 
MBC friends in attendance were '98 class- 

"SHELLEY" KELSAY.Tracey and Chris live 
in Richmond VA. 


JENNIFER ATKINS Unz of Virginia Beach 
VA works at Granby High School in Norfolk. 

ARIELLE COHEN completed a year in 
AmericorpsA'ISTA in July 2002, and was 
admitted to New York University School of 
Law with a dean's fellowship to cover two- 
thirds tuition. Arielle's mother Naomi Cohen 
writes: "In addition, Arielle was accepted at 
the Goldman School of Public Policy at the 
University of California, Berkeley, to pursue 
a master's in public policy while jointly 
obtaining a law degree. She began her 
studies in August 2002." Anelle stays in 
touch with classmate KELLY MANN and 
MARISA DEBOWSKY '00. Anelle and Kelly 
met for a week of travel in Israel in April 

TORSKI DOBSON-Amold of Mechanicsville 
VA writes, " I was married August 11 , 2001 . 
to a wonderful man by the name of Ronald 
Arnold Sr. From this union, I have acquired 
two beautiful stepchildren, Ronald Jr., 11, 
and Roneisha Kapri, 9"Torski is working on 
a master's of science in human resources 
at Troy State University in Troy AL. 

TOTTY EDWARDS is an interior designer 
and proiect manager for Gwaltney Fleming 
Inc. in Richmond VA, where she resides. 
Totty passed the interior design certification 

exam in April 2002 and is working on earn- 
ing her title as a certified interior designer. 

PAULA EVANS Pilgrim married Marine 
Captain Wes Pilgnm June 28, 2002, in 
Iwakuni Japan. Paula is a second-grade 
teacher with the Department of Defense, 
and Wes is a fighter pilot. 

TIFFANY MARTIN of Indianapolis IN is a 
research assistant at Indiana University, 
working on her master's in applied sociology. 
She presented a paper at the American 
Sociological Association's annual meeting in 
August 2002. 

Winston-Salem NC to Johnson CityTN to be 
director of wellness at East Tennessee State 
University. Melissa is responsible for design- 
ing and implementing a wellness program 
for the faculty, staff, and students as well as 
the surrounding community. She plans to 
continue to work on her Ph.D. 

PAMELA "PAM" OWENS Rohrer and hus- 
band Aaron of Newman GA celebrated the 
birth of son Gabriel Daylor September 15, 
2002. Gabriel was welcomed home by big 
brothers Isaac and Noah, "who are very 
proud of their baby brother." Pam writes, " 
Mom IS hanging in there. Three boys. Need I 
say more?" 

ANGELA READE Eustler and husband 
Randy Eustler were married July 6, 2002, at 
First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro VA, 
and took a Caribbean cnjise. Angela is 
employed by Waynesboro city schools as a 
fifth-grade teacher and Randy is a shift 
supervisor at Nova Plastics Recycling LLC. 

JENNIFER VERGNE of Alexandria VA passed 
the Virginia Bar exam and was sworn in 
November 28, 2002. After graduating from 
Many Baldwin, as part of the Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership, Jennifer 
went to Catholic University law school. 

SARAH WILSON Clepper married Brent 
Clepper September 14, 2002. The couple is 
living in Richmond VA, where Sarah works 
for Wachovia Securities as a marketing man- 
ager. Attending the wedding were MBC 
Milligan, CATHERINE BLACK Ogeltree, 


MARISA DEBOWSKY of South Burlington 
VT received her master's from the 
University of Vermont and began a Ph.D. 
program in mathematics at UVM last fall. 

ASHLEY GORDON Bradley and Gary Ellis 
Bradley both of Waynesboro VA. were mar- 
ried July 4, 2002, at Fishersville United 
Methodist Church. Ashley is self-employed 
as an authorized dealer of promotional prod- 
ucts for Kaeser and Blair Inc., and Gary is an 
independent contractor for Fed-Ex Ground 
as well as a National Guard reservist whose 
unit was called for active duty in July The 
couple plans to have a formal renewal of 
vows when Gary returns from active duty. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

MARY HUSTON of Savannah GA is mar- 
keting manager forThe Savannah 
Symphony Orchestra. 

BRENNA KELLY of Norfolk VA and class- 
mate JAMIE CROSS are on the USS 
BARRY (DDG-52) Brenna writes, "We are 
in the George Washington Battle Group. 
BARRY will be meeting up with the rest of 
the George Washington Battle Group in the 
Persian Gulf. I am the communications and 
public affairs officer and recently earned 
the privilege to wear the surface warfare 
officer's pin, a big deal for an ensign" 

CRYSTAL MARSHALL Scheulen married 
Stephen Andreas Scheulen September 23, 
2001, and is a French teacher at Sherando 
High School in Stephens CityVA 

TAMARA SCARAMOZZI recently complet- 
ed two months of training exercises and 
humanitarian missions in the east African 
nation of Djibouti while assigned to the guid- 
ed missile cruiser USS Hue City, which is 
based in Mayport FL Sailors fromTamara's 
unit participated in Exercise Djibouti MEUEX 
02. which included aviation, amphibious 
assault, and live-fire and maneuver training. 
Volunteers from the unit conducted engi- 
neering, medical and dental projects, and 
delivered school supplies donated by US 

ERIN TABSCOTT Staebell of Staunton VA 
is marketing director for ShenanArls in 



JOY HULL moved to Fort Worth TX from 
Washington DC, where she worked "on 
The Hill" for the American Association of 
Political Consultants. Joy is now employed 
by The Tyson Organization as a phone pro- 
gram consultant for political campaigns 
across the country. She consults with 
clients in Flonda, Oklahoma, Alabama, and 

TRACY JONES of Richmond VA is a fifth- 
grade teacher for Henrico County Schools 

now at UNC Chapel Hill working on my 
master of social work in clinical social 
work with children and families." 


1 St Lt. Matthew J McKee, VMI '00, were 
married July 6, 2002 The two reside in 
Evans Mills NY Elizabeth is a student at 
Syracuse University College of Law. 

Frederick Nash Harrison Craig July 13, 
2002, in Richmond VA, where they live 

served as a bridesmaid Frederick is a 
graduate of Flagler College and is co- 
owner of Hedley's Market. 

AMANDA SMITH of Lexington VA 
reports. "I am employed in an elementary 
school here in Lexington as an aide for 
special education while looking for a full- 
time teaching career." 

KRISTIN BRYANT Gould of Lexington VA 
and Les Gould, VMI '99, were married June 
8, 2002, at VMI Mary Baldwin friends in 
attendance included classmate and brides- 
maid SARAH LAYNE, maid of honor 
KELLY BRYANT '01, classmates JACLYN 

JUUE HAISLIP of Palmyra VA reports, "I 
|ust got a |ob in an elementary school in my 
hometown teaching kindergarten It's the 
exact school that I've always wanted to 
work in, doing exactly what I've always 
wanted to do. I was working on my stu- 
dent teaching when I was able to go right 
into the same classroom, as my supervis- 
ing teacher took another position in the 
school It was a great shock and surprise 
when it all came together! I've somehow 
accomplished my dream. I've also been 
able to move into my own house with my 

WINDSOR HALL of Spotsylvania VA 
writes, "I am working with Stafford County 
schools teaching third grade It has been 
the best experience I hope everyone is 
doing well!" 

COURTNEY LEARD of Joppa MD writes, 
"Hey, all! I am working for DC public 
schools teaching first grade and loving it! 
I'm doing |ust what I wanted, teaching |ust 
the students I wanted It is such a chal- 
lenge but the most rewarding thing everi 
All my MBC sisters are in my thoughts and 
heart daily I wish you all well! " 

JENELLE LIVESAY Mick and Kevin Mick of 
Colorado Springs CO were marned 
September 21 , 2002, in Nags Head NC 
Attending the wedding were classmates 
attend rci .."'- RIAN MCMULLEN '01 and 
MBC sti>l-r,t;. HOLLY CURRY '03 

MOLLY MAHONEY of Goochland VA is a 
first-year nursing student at Bon Secours 
Memorial School of Nursing. "I will gradu- 
ate in 2005 and will be a registered nurse" 

KELLY MIZER Cash and Beniamin Walker 
Cash were mamed June 22, 2002, at 
Fishersvilie Baptist Church in Fishersville VA 
Classmates in attendance included maid of 
honor MELISSA WRIGHT and bridesmaid 
SARA TRUSLOW Kelly is employed by 
Augusta Medical Center, and Benjamin 
works for Shenandoah Valley Electnc The 
couple resides in Fishersville VA 

EMILY SHADD of Norfolk VA is working as 
a legal assistant for the Law Office of Gary 
C Byler in Virginia Beach VA 

AMY WARREN Gabor married Nathan 
Edward Gabor August 10, 2002, at Virginia 
Military Institute The reception was at 
VMI's Moody Hall After a honeymoon in 
the eastern Canbbean, the couple made 
their home in Staunton VA. Amy is 
employed by the Staunton Circuit Court 
Clerk's office 



ANITA FILSON of Raphine VA was the 
keynote speaker for Mary Baldwin's Class 
of 2002 Commencement Anita, who is a 
juvenile and domestic relations court judge 
for the 25th dislnct, urged graduating stu- 
dents to "use your gifts to enrich the world 
in some unique way" This requires a con- 
scious commitment, she advised. "Drifting 
through life with a general intent to do 
good IS not enough." 


JANE TERRELL Neer of Richmond VA 

writes, "1 do volunteer work at the 
Shepherd Center twice a month My hus- 
band Ernest and I are retired and enjoying 


DEBRA WENGER of Staunton VA writes, "I 
have a beautiful first-grader, Rebecca Glynn, 
and a handsome little man, Derek Austin, 1." 


JOHN WESTPHALEN of BassettVA spent 
II years in the classroom and recently 
moved into an administrative position as 
assistant pnncipal for instruction at Patnck 
County High School in Stuart VA. 


LENI SORENSEN of Crozet VA was 
appointed by Virginia Tech intenm director 
of Reynolds Homestead (the historic home 
of R J. Reynolds) and Continuing Education 
Center in Patrick County VA in February 
2002. Leni also serves as alumni board 
director for the Ph.D. program in American 
studies at The College of William and Mary. 


VA moved into a new position with Merck, 
reporting to the vice president of science 
and technology "I'll learn about Merck 
global operations and the entire budget 


Colorado Springs CO toWinston-Salem NC 
after receiving a promotion to hospital 
sales with Pharmacia 


BRIGITTE POWELL of Richmond VA is 
health-care administrator at Lake Prince 
Retirement Community in Suffolk VA. The 
92-unit continuing-care facility offers inde- 
pendent and assisted living, dementia care, 
and nursing. Brigitte has two sons, a 
daughter, and four grandchildren. 



BRENDA PAYNE Rose of Staunton VA per- 
formed in the drama The Effect of Gamma 
Rays on Man-in-tf)e-!vtoon Mangolds by 
Paul Zindel at Oak Grove Theater in Verona 
VA. According to a review in Staunton's 
News Leader, Brenda touchingly played the 
role of Nanny, a wordless old woman. 
Mangolds, which ran in August 2002, was 
stage-managed by Mary Baldwin student 

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BETTY GASTON '48 to Frank C. Patton Jr., 
April 12, 2001 

Williamson Zeigler Jr., May 4, 2002 
ANNE HALL '7 1 to Bruce E. Billings, August 
3. 2002 

DIANA MOORE '80 to Stephen Grey 
Rasnick, December 12. 2001 
SHARON BEE '92 to Dean Cheng, Apnl 6. 

ALISON SHIPREK '92 to Hamilton Kemper. 
April 6, 2002 

EMILY OEHLER '93 to John Murdoch, 
September 28. 2002 

CARLA CUSTIS '95 to John Kenneth "Ken" 
Russell II. September 7 2002 
Taylor June 23, 2002 
JULIE YOUNG '95 to Duane Allen Bayly 
August 17 2002 

Matthe,, -. :: : .. - ■... ' ;:r' 16, 2002 
JULIA "JULIE" RENN '96 ■; to Adam 
Matthew Maurer, May IS, 2002 
WENDY BARNES '97 to Colin Owen 
McEntee, March 10. 2001 
■ Thomas Keith Leachman, July 20. 2002 
Lindsey August 3. 2002 
Scott McCandlish, May 4, 2002 
TRACEY WEST '98 to Chris Stanton, April 
6, 2002 

CATHERINE BLACK '99 to Brett Ogletree, 
October 5. 2002 

PAULA EVANS '99 to Wes Pilgnm. June 
28. 2002 

ANGELA READE '99 to Randy Eustler, July 
6. 2002 

SARAH WILSON '99 to Brent Clepper. 
Septembers, 2002 
ASHLEY GORDON '00 to Gary Ellis 
Bradley July 4, 2002 
July 27 2002 

Andreas Scheulen. September 23, 2002 
Matthew J. McKee, July 6, 2002 
Nashh.v j:- ; . : „i:y13, 2002 
KRISTIN BRYANT '02 to Les Gould, June 8, 

JENELLE LJVESAY '02 to Kevin Mick, 
September 21, 2002 

KELLY MIZER '02 to Benjamin Walker Cash. 
June 22. 2002 

AMY WARREN '02 to Nathan Edward Gabor, 
August 10. 2002 


LAURA O'HEAR Church '82 and David: a 
son. Gerret Conover Lent. October 16, 2002 

TAMARA DINGBAUM Rib '86 and David: a 
daughter, Alison Mane. September 13, 2002 

MICHELE SCHALOW Clements '86 and 

Bernard: a daughter. Caroline Stone. 
December n . 2001 

LOUISE HALL Bloxom '87 and Robert: a son. 
Brantley "Brant" Edward, August 14, 2002 

SHANNON PASHAL Btyan '87 and Joel: a 
daughter Sydney Elizabeth. July 11, 2001 

MALLORY COPELAND Kahler '88 and Rich: 
a daughter. Mary Pembroke. March 29, 2002 


Andrew a daughter. Olivia Hayes, October 4, 

ANNE HESS Mamon '89 and Christian: a 
daughter. Lilly Jane. March 18, 2002 

COLLIER ANDRESS Smith '91 and Fant: a 
son, Weston "Fant." May 2. 2002 

MARY HARTGASSMAN Spivey '91 and 

Tom: a son, Thomas Nelson Carpenter 
December 6, 2001 

ROBIN RAY Coll '91 and Patrick: a son, Rory 
Mason. September 2. 2002 

KIMBERLY BRINKLEY Tliompson '92 and 

Glenn, a daughter. Emma Graves. May 6. 

KIMBERLY FOGEL Hudnall '92 and Chad: a 
daughter Grace Elizabeth. July 30. 2002 

JUUA SHUGART Crist '92 and Jeff: a son. 
Joseph Patton. adopted November 28. 2001 : 
born in Seoul. Korea June 20, 2001 

DEBRA WASS Brauch '92 andTim: a daugh- 
ter. Sara Elizabeth. August 2. 2002 

MICHELE CARGAIN O'Connell '94 and 

Ryan: a son. Evan Christopher May 30. 2002 

HALUE TRIMMIER Gibbs '95 and Al: a son, 
StrotherWade. September 18. 2002 

LEE CARREN WARD Mather '95 and Jim: a 
son. Ezekiel "Zeke" Chambers. March 21. 

ELIZABETH TROMBLEY Saunders '97 and 

Mark: twin sons, George Scott and Walter 
Kenneth, June 7 2002 

LATESHA HOOKER Adkins '98 and 

Nicholas: a daughter Britney Nichole, 
September 30. 2002 

MAYGAN UPSCOMB Elliott '98 and 

Dwayne: a son. Ryan Winston. May 13. 2002 

PAMELA OWENS Rohrer '99 and Aaron: a 
son, Gabriel Daylor September 15, 2002 

JENNIFER UMPHLET Charbonnet '99 and 

Jonathan: a daughter. Ella Ann Wheat, 
September 30, 2002 


Marcus: a daughter Leah Rae, March 5, 2002 

JUDITH SCHRAUDER '02 and Michael: a 
daughter. Basia Abigail, September 4, 2002 

KEDRIA SINGLETON '03 and Kevin Johnson: 
a son, Kendrick Mikel, April 14, 2002 


MARY BIEDLER Piner '21, May 30, 2002 

LAURA VAUGHAN Gaillard '23, July 13, 2001 

REBECCA JONES Nisbet '25. November 12, 2002 

MARGARET CARPENTER Lee '28. August 24, 2002 

DOROTHY "DOT" MCGILVRAY Helms '29, September 16, 2002 

SALLY WRIGHT Jordan '29, June 26, 2002 

ANNA PARKER Pettry '31. September 2. 2002 

CATHERINE ZIMMERMAN Kriete '34. May 24, 2002 

VIRGINIA RUTH WHITE Taylor '37, July 31 , 2002 

LOUISE WILSON Hanna '39. Apnl 23, 2002 

ALICE JARMAN Browder '40. May 30. 2002 

EUZABETH BRVANS Claussen '42, November 14, 2002 

EVELYN RULLMAN Houston '42, September 17 2002 

ANN ELLEN GRAHAM Hazzard '43, Novembers, 2002 

MARGARET TUTWILER ADDISON Bobbins '47, September 9, 2002 

SARAH CALDWELL Cunningham '50. September 9. 2002 

JOYCE WITHERSPOON Brown '51, June 6, 2002 

LOREE ADAMS Barnett '52. August 2. 2002 

MELINDA MCCLUER Miller '59, August 29. 2002 

LINDA WATKINS Carmichael '59, November 6. 2002 

NANCY BRADNER Trotter '61, August 6. 2002 

SUSAN SLIDER Argentine '67, July 15, 2002 

JUDITH ANN WIRTH Williams '69, September 11, 2002 

DEBORAH EWERS '72, November 15, 2002 

CAROL COGDELL Courtney '78, September 19, 2002 

CATHRYN "CATHY" GAYLE Lampkin '85, May 26, 2002 

MARY GUTHRIE ANDREWS '92. June 30, 2002 

SARAH ANN HEARNEY '98, January 19. 2002 

CATHERINE "KITTY" GREEN '00 MAT. November 18, 2002 


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tribution plan will almost certainly not reflect your wishes. Send for 
our brochure on Eight Ways To Make a Difference, obligation free, 
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Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401 


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aTumnae/i in action 

Atlanta, Georgia 
Meet and Greet 
June 20, 2002 

1. Natalie Cross '98, Jennifer Webb '91, 
Meredith Mansfield '97, Lisa Saul '81, 

Emily Alexander Douglas '98, Laura Cross '95, Jen 
Yavorsky '95 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Cocktails at Joseph Ambler Inn 

with Alumnae/i Association Executive 

August 10, 2002 

2. Ann Renee Garrett Bell '86, Page Smith Hartley '55, 
Jane Craig Morrison '42, Janet Mitchell Harper '54 

3. Ennes Littrell '67 Mercer Pendleton Roemer '75, 
Molly Shiflet O'Brien '80, Kathenne Jackson 
Anderson '80 (Executive Committee member) 

4. Alumnae/i Association President Sue McDowell 
Whitlock '67 and husband Ed 

Staunton, Virginia 
Lemonade on the Lawn 
August 27, 2002 

5. Jenna Southers Frank '95 MAT Mary Poulin '02, 
John Kelly (honorary alumnus), Jane Proffit Pruett '46 

6. Wanda Thayer '02, Dreama Brown '86 

7. Miriam Buckles Helmen '47 MBC Associate Vice 
President for College Relations Crista Cabe, 
Leiia Dunlap '41, Eleanor Jamison Supple '42 

Staunton, Virginia 
Legacy Luncheon 
August 30, 2002 

8. Hilary Sutphen '06, Suzie Griffin Sutphen '76, 
Cari Neeley '06 

9. Christine Tilman '06, Brecken Geiman '06, 
President Cynthia H- Tyson 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Holly\vood, California 

Dinner and Conversation with President 

September 12, 2002 

. '.': . ;-- - Barihmnairan 'SO, MaryJMIairgaret 
'T--i. ■.' = -s-5ia'S9,\fera«^tiiT3ni'g3, Rresidteinit 
'is-z-. Rezeccs Chtane li/ims 'S3, PSmefs Case 
Giustsfsao '23, Rfenriffi Gifetoons '92 

San Jose, California 
Poolside Lunclneon 

at Home of Laura Bettn Jackson 

Dehority '86 
September 13, 2002 

Seattle, Washington 
Dinner with President Tyson 
September 15, 2002 

- r/- Csstyte Jparsiia. 

Portland, Oregon 

Area Event with President Tyson 

at Home of Carol Emory '65 
September 16, 2002 

B'JcSls 'Stj, Csjci tTKGf j' '6s, JeSit Bs-lsf 
McfOniney "47. SsllV O'Bngn ienran '61 

Richmond, Virginia 
Luncheon at Wilton House 

with Dean Jeffrey L. Buller 
September 26, 2002 

FSceccs Jufres VtficSdnann '86, Mfeiriels Barnes 
Janes "51, Mfeny Sue GncteiMJir FcttoBies '50 

15. Jb^lesGaligJi^'48. JfeineAlSdnsiaoDw»er'47, 
Betsy feuiy Wifemsoe '48. Mar^fet GetSy 

16. Susn Parkar Dtsan '83. Urefeay BylfeTO! "73, 

KaUw Sraelllmond 15, Mce IrtemsSiaige" Efcas "73, 
Dean JteSfney L Biuter 

Kilmamock, Virginia 
Crab Steam 
September 21, 2002 

17. ,f.j&- Sie'ce 7;,, c^'oi,:; Famine Bugh '00, Lois 
Spencs, Jbnef BiusseB Ste^knsn "32 

Mary Baldwin Coitege Msgaslre • ytfimsr 2003 

Durham, North Carolina 

Luncheon Honoring Trustee Emeritus 

Mildred Roycroft Teer '44 
October 24, 2002 

19. Elizabeth McElhinny '01, Elizabeth Preddy '67 
DillardTeer. Mildred Roycroft Teer '44, MBC Vice 
President for Institutional Advancement Mark 
Atchison, Angela Hall '97 

Staunton, Virginia 
Sophomore Sit Down 
October 30, 2002 

20. The STARS (Student Alumnae Relations Society) 
with President Tyson 
Back row II to rl Susannah Baskervill '05, 
Lisa Sklllman '05, Cat Charles '05, Drisana 
Garlington '04, Suzanne Bergamo '04, President 
Tyson, Erika Giraldo '04, IvyTrohanov '04, 
Brandy Clark '03, Mansol Euceda '04, Liz Hill '03 
Front row II to r) Ryn Bruce '99, VickiTenBroeck '05. 
Leah Griffith '03, Megan Kadilak '06, 
Nichole Farquhar '04 

Hines Phoenix '77, 

Hohn Create 


For Art, Study Abroad 

An alumna and a faculty 
member have established 
endowments to offer financial 
assistance to students of art or 
to those who go to other 

Patricia Hines Phoenix '77, 
who has worked extensively with 
illustrators and advertising agen- 
cies, has created The Patricia 
Hines Phoenix Art Scholarship 
Endowment for full-time residen- 
tial students majoring in art with 
emphasis in studio art, preferably 
graphic design. 

Thanking Ulysse 
Desportes, now professor 
emeritus of art, for her "love 
for studio art," she said he pro- 
vided instruction beyond the 
major but that she still had to 
take additional courses, related 
to commercial art, when she 
moved to New York after 
Mary Baldwin. She said she 
hopes her gift will help stu- 
dents who study graphic design 
and encourage the college to 
provide the training they need. 

Bonnie Marie Hohn, asso- 
ciate professor of biology at 
Mary Baldwin, has set up the 
Hohn Family Memorial 
Endowment for Study Abroad 
to honor her mother, Margaret 
Ruopp Hohn; her father, 
Roland Gilbert Hohn; and her 
sister, Sarah Ann Hohn. 

The endowment will fund 
an annual Hohn Award, present- 
ed at the honors convocation 

and used to help pay for study 
abroad. Students are to compete 
for the award, based on academ- 
ic merit, good character, and 
likelihood of benefiting cultural- 
ly and intellectually from 
proposed courses of study 

"All of the Hohns believe in 
the value of studying and travel- 
ing abroad and in the shift of 
perspective and broadening of 
one's frame of reference that 
accompanies the experience," 
said Hohn. 

"Endowment is how you can 
influence the future, how you can 
guide the future of Mary Baldwin 
and its students," said Martha 
Masters '69, the college's director 
of capital support and gift plan- 
ning. "We can help donors shape 
their gifts to have enduring 
impact," said Masters, who can 
be reached at 540-887-701 1 or 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 

Opening Convocation 
For Faculty and Staff 

Our Gracious God, 

It is staggering to contemplate what 
has happened 

since last we gathered in this room: 
terrorism and stock market decline 
child abductions and scandals — the church 
war in Afghanistan and the threat of war in Iraq 
drought here and floods and fires elsewhere 
major corporations bankrupt and 
business leaders under arrest 
and now the Hershey chocolate company 
may be sold to the Swiss. 

What on earth are we supposed to think? 
What are we supposed to do? 

Saints and prophets down through the ages 
have counseled us that it is possible 
to survive our hardships joyfully. 

Don't be afraid, they tell us; have a little faith. 

Since it seems the newspapers are not 
going to serve up much good news, 

we are left to make our own good news, 
conjure up our own happiness. 

Yet we are just this improbable collection 
of individuals of every conceivable 

political stripe 

religious belief 

who separately have little in common, 

but together 
we are Mary Baldwin College. 

We're it. 

If we are going to get through this year 

with any kind of grace and style, 
we may need, if not divine intervention, 

at least holy assistance. 

Please help us create in the middle of 
all the craziness around us 

a place where we and students 
can be happy 
and laugh 
and learn 
and grow 
and enjoy ourselves. 
Give us the resilience we need to thrive. 

God, we cannot get through the day without 
remembering one who was so gifted 
at thriving no matter what life handed her. 

We miss Carolyn Meeks and take this 
time to remember her 

Now, O God, as we step out into the 


you lead the way. 
Thank you for one more year. 


Patricia Hunt, 

chaplain at Mary Baldwin 

College since 1985, 

composes prayers that are 

both topical and timeless — 

and typically unconventional. 

Here are two she delivered at 

gatherings on campus at the 

beginning of this school year. 

First Faculty Meeting 

Our Gracious God, 

As far as we know, 

none of our alumnae or board members have appeared in the newspapers 
being led away in handcuffs to jail. 
There are a lot of highly regarded colleges and universities that cannot make this claim, 

and although nothing says it can't happen to us, 
it is reassuring to be a part of a place that has a certain basic decency about it. 

We're not bucking for sainthood here, 

but Mary Baldwin faculty and staff still stop and evaluate 
how actions should be regarded ethically, 
and in our little world, 

people are actually held in high regard just for being pretty good human beings. 
We are grateful that such places still exist, that we are part of one of them. 
Whatever befalls us, don't let us lose this essential goodness. 

As we encounter students and endeavor to open their minds, 

help us somehow communicate to them what we inherited 
and continue to nurture at this college, 
a depth of character, 

a rootedness in values that endure beyond the Pyrrhic victories 
that are celebrated in our culture. 
Even after the events of the last year with its temporary exaltation of ordinary women 

and men, we know better than to count on recognition for decency. 
We need your reassurance from time to time that the little voice of the best in us 
is not foolish or wrong 
but is critical to the survival of humankind. 

We remember today a faculty member who knew how to cherish seemingly ordinary 

people and animals and places. 
As we take this moment to remember Jerry Venn, we pray his passionate caring may 

live on among us. 

Grant us good courage and much happiness as we begin a new year. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Winter 2003 




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